The actual study (and that site wanted to deposit a bunch of trackers on me) is here:Scary business
I choose not to worry about the what if. Not a way to live you life in fear of what could happen. It may never happen. Just live life as much as you are able to do.Scary business even for those of us who are mild or moderate---
I agree with epstns. The high risk of the patients with moderate AS is a reflection that a high proportion do progress to severe AS over a few years. The study did not actually look at their risk while “moderate”. The study looked at their starting severity and then plotted their outcome after several years. Presumably, a high proportion of these people progressed to severe.I know this is now an old thread, but in closing, my comment is. . .
Just remember that patients having moderate AS WILL progress to severe, then critical, if left untreated. I think the real risk still remains high only for the severe/critical group. It is just a matter of time and app patients will enter that group, if they don't die of something else.