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Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with valvular heart disease admitted to the emergency department

Ricardo Casalino Sanches de Moraes, Marcelo Katz, Flávio Tarasoutchi

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO3025

ObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with valvular heart disease who arrived decompensated at the emergency department of a university hospital in Brazil.MethodsA descriptive analysis of clinical and echocardiographic data of 174 patients with severe valvular disease, who were clinically decompensated and went to the emergency department of a tertiary cardiology hospital, in the State of São Paulo, in 2009.ResultsThe mean age of participants was 56±17 years and 54% were female. The main cause of valve disease […]