Intervention should be considered as soon as the patient develops symptoms, with a viable option (TAVI or SAVR) being performed without delay4.
SSAS isn't always easy to diagnose, due to the following factors:
- Heart murmurs go undetected.3
- Referrals are delayed or too late.3
- Echocardiogram findings are misclassified due to complex cardiac anatomy.3
- Patients don't recognise or report their symptoms.3
It is difficult to predict which patients will progress rapidly. Therefore, appropriate and relevant follow-up is essential.