Evaluation and Management of Aortic Stenosis in Chronic Kidney Disease

Published: May 13, 2021

3D rendering of a male torso showing thoracic aorta and kidneys
  • Patients with a combination of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and aortic stenosis exhibit distinctive epidemiological and pathophysiological characteristics, presenting diagnostic and management challenges.
  • This Scientific Statement evaluates the nuances and prognostic information provided by non-invasive cardiovascular imaging using echocardiography and advanced imaging techniques.
  • This statement provides a critical review of the existing literature on clinical outcomes of surgical vs transcatheter aortic valve replacement in this high-risk population and guides clinical decision-making towards choice of aortic valve replacement and specific protheses.