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New practice guidelines released this month (March 2014) includes restructured definitions of disease severity, and provides a more complex evaluation of interventional risk and indications for newer catheter-based therapies.

This study published in JACC provides new insights in the evaluation of patients with degenerative AV stenosis with CT calcification and Doppler echo.

Barone-Rochette et al attempt to challenge the view that low flow/ low gradient aortic valve stenosis is a more advanced stage.

Patients with valvular heart disease often have left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.