Aortic Valve Area Calculation

Aortic valve area calculation is an indirect method of determining the area of the aortic valve. The calculated aortic valve orifice area is currently one of the measures for evaluating the severity of aortic stenosis. A valve area of less than 0.8 cm² is considered to be severe aortic stenosis.

There are many ways to calculate the valve area of aortic stenosis. The most commonly used methods involve measurements taken during echocardiography. For interpretation of these values, the area is generally divided by the body surface area, to arrive at the patient's optimal aortic valve orifice area.

Read more about Aortic Valve Area Calculation:  Planimetry, The Continuity Equation, The Gorlin Equation, The Hakki Equation, Real-time Three-dimensional Echocardiography

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