TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.45, ss.47-51, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Aortic valve diseases are the most common among the valvular heart diseases. Significant increases in the frequency of degenerative aortic sclerosis and aortic stenosis (AS) are observed, particularly with aging of the population and diminished rheumatic heart disease. Aortic regurgitation (AR) is less common in the elderly and is accompanied by AS rather than pure AR. Considering the comorbid diseases, fragility and cognitive functions in elderly patients, special approach is needed during diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and follow-up. We will also touch on the issues that should be considered in aortic valve diseases in the elderly, including more aortic stenosis in this article.