#clinicalpearls Cardiology

EDITED (thank you to Dr. Khera!):

Indications for operative repair of aortic regurgitation:

  1.  CHF symptoms (OR evidence that the ventricle is decompensating)
  2. Asymptomatic, but EF 50mm (Class IIa, probably should)
  3. Asymptomatic, LV end systolic diameter > 50mm (Class IIa, probably should) – (#2 and #3 make the “rule of 50’s”)