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Managing Acute Cardiac Valvular Emergencies in the Emergency Department

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  • Cardiac valvular disease is an important consideration on the differential diagnosis for complaints of chest discomfort, dyspnea, and syncope.
  • Comorbid conditions include congestive heart failure and myocardial infarction.
  • Aortic stenosis results from degeneration, calcification, or rheumatic heart disease.4,5
  • Aortic stenosis causes ventricular remodeling and subsequent mitral valve disease.
  • Events due to aortic stenosis may present after exertion or while undergoing anesthesia.
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Authors

Adam Sigal, MD; Stephanie Costa, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Abbas Husain, MD; Evan Leibner, MD

Publication Date

August 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

August 1, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.

Pub Med ID: 35861568

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