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Differences in Flow-Gradient Patterns Between Severe Bicuspid Aortic Stenosis and Severe Tricuspid Aortic Stenosis - Mechanistic Insight From Multimodal Imaging

 Darae Kim  ;  Chi Young Shim  ;  Young Jin Kim  ;  Kyungsun Nam  ;  Geu-Ru Hong  ;  Seung Hyun Lee  ;  Sak Lee  ;  Jong-Won Ha 
 CIRCULATION JOURNAL, Vol.84(1) : 119-126, 2019 
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Bicuspid aortic stenosis ; Cardiac computed tomography ; Echocardiography
BACKGROUND: We investigated the flow-gradient pattern characteristics and associated factors in severe bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS) compared with severe tricuspid AS.Methods and Results:A total of 252 patients with severe AS (115 bicuspid vs. 137 tricuspid) who underwent aortic valve (AV) replacement were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were classified into 4 groups according to stroke volume index and mean pressure gradient across the AV [normal-flow-high-gradient (NF-HG), low-flow-high-gradient, normal-flow-low-gradient, low-flow-low-gradient (LF-LG)]. In 89 patients who underwent cardiac computed tomography (CT), influential structural parameters of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), AV and ascending aorta were assessed. Bicuspid AS was more likely to present a NF-HG pattern (83.5% vs. 64.2%, P<0.001), and significantly fewer presented a LF-LG pattern compared with tricuspid AS. In bicuspid AS, there was a significant mismatch between geometric orifice area (GOA) on CT planimetry and effective orifice area (EOA) calculated using the echocardiographic continuity equation. Bicuspid AS presented with a larger angle between the LVOT-AV and aorta. Multivariate analysis of bicuspid AS revealed that systemic arterial compliance (β=-0.350, P=0.031) and the LVOT-AV-aorta angle (β=-0.538, P=0.001), and stroke volume index (β=0.409, P=0.008) were associated with a discrepancy between GOA and EOA. CONCLUSIONS: Flow-gradient patterns in bicuspid AS differ from those of tricuspid AS and are associated with the structural and functional characteristics of the aorta.
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Kim, Young Jin(김영진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6235-6550
Nam, Kyungsun(남경선)
Shim, Chi Young(심지영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6136-0136
Lee, Sak(이삭) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6130-2342
Lee, Seung Hyun(이승현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0311-6565
Ha, Jong Won(하종원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8260-2958
Hong, Geu Ru(홍그루) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4981-3304
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