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Treatment of Severe Symptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis Using Noninvasive Ultrasound Therapy

Treatment of Severe Symptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis Using Noninvasive Ultrasound Therapy

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Treatment of Severe Symptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis Using Noninvasive Ultrasound Therapy

Calcific aortic stenosis is commonly treated using surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

However, many patients are not considered suitable candidates for these interventions due to severe comorbidities.

A recently published study aimed to assess the safety of non-invasive ultrasound therapy and its ability to improve valvular function by softening calcified valve tissue. This prospective, multicentre, single-arm series enrolled 40 adult patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis at three hospitals in France, the Netherlands, and Serbia between March 13, 2019, and May 8, 2022.

Improved valve function was confirmed up to 6 months, reflected by a 10% increase in mean aortic valve area and a 7% decrease in mean pressure gradient. At 6 months, the New York Heart Association score had improved or stabilised in 24 (96%) of 25 patients, and the mean Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire score had improved by 33%.

It is interesting to see if his revolutionary therapeutic approach manages in the near future to be established in daily clinical practice. Until then further research need to be done, in order to confirm its safety and efficacy.

Reference:
The Lancet
Treatment of severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis using non-invasive ultrasound therapy: a cohort
study
Lancet 2023 Dec 16;402(10419)2317-2325, E Messas, A Ijsselmuiden, D Trifunović-Zamaklar, B Cholley, E
Puymirat, J Halim, R Karan, M van Gameren, D Terzić, V Milićević, M Tanter, M Pernot, G Goudot

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