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Poor Long-term Survival in Patients with Moderate Aortic Stenosis

A recent podcast was released by Valentin Fuster, Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on the JACC article on Aortic Stenosis.

Moderate aortic stenosis not as benign as previously thought

The latest JACC article “Poor long-term survival in patients with moderate aortic stenosis” was highlighted as breaking news on Limbic Cardiology.

RAC : La mortalité augmente dès 20mmHg pour le gradient moyen et 3m/s pour la Vmax (NEDA database)

Cardio Online reported on the recent presentation at ESC 2019 on the “Prognostic implications of moderate aortic stenosis among 247,353 individuals : Insights from the National Echocardiography Database of Australia Study”.

European Society of Cardiology 2019 – Late Breaking Clinical Trials Session showcases Australian data

Recently published in JACC, the NEDA data on new thresholds in Aortic Stenosis was selected for oral presentation in the prestigious Late Breaking Clinical Science session of the ESC. Professor Geoff Strange presented this ground-breaking work from the world’s largest Echo database! Visit ESC Website

Poor Long-Term Survival in Patients with Moderate Aortic Stenosis

The latest publication from NEDA was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on the 3rd of September, 2019. Link to publication

Raising the profile of Pulmonary Hypertension via the ABC!

Professor David Playford (joint-principal investigator of NEDA with Professor Geoff Strange) was interviewed by ABC Radio last week, discussing the importance of these new thresholds in the early diagnosis of patients with PHT. Listen Now

JACC publishes NEDA Research into Pulmonary Hypertension

Recent Australian research on Pulmonary Hypertension based on the National Echo Database of Australia, was published in June 2019’s volume 73 of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

The paper, ‘Thresholds of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Increased Mortality’, was the subject of the JACC Editorial Comment – Toward Early Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension – Lessons from Oz.

The editors highlighted that ‘Strange et al. assembled a remarkable database of approximately 157,800 individual patient echocardiograms over a 20-year period from an Australian national cohort. The data were linked to hard clinical endpoints, and the population size permitted an analysis of eRVSP risk not contingent on pre-specified values, which, in turn, provided novel information on the association between mortality and mildly elevated PA pressure when measured non invasively’….’Strange et al. provide compelling evidence from a large national database in Australia on the continuum of risk relative to PA Pressure when measured non invasively.’…..’This study opens a path towards diagnosing PH earlier in the community, emphasises the need to better under stand RV function in mild PH, and moves the field one step closer to an era of preventative medicine.’ Link to abstract

"What's Hot in Clinical", CSANZ 2019

The recent JACC publication from NEDA, “Threshold of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Increased Mortality” was highlighted by Gemma Figtree, Chair of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance in the “What’s Hot in Clinical” session at the meeting of the 2019 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide.