In the article by Bonow et al, “Exercise Hemodynamics and Risk Assessment in Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis,” which was published in the August 14, 2012 issue of the journal (Circulation. 2012;126:803–805), a few errors occurred.
The quote given in the first sentence was incorrectly attributed to Circulation. It was a quote from the American Journal of Cardiology. The first sentence of the editorial should have read: More than half a century ago, in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr Paul Wood aptly described aortic stenosis (AS) as “a simple mechanical fault which, if severe enough, imposes a heavy burden on the left ventricle and sooner or later overcomes it.”1
In addition, the journal name in reference 1 was also incorrect. Reference 1 should read:
1. Wood P. Aortic stenosis. Am J Cardiol. 1958;1:553–571.
On page 804, an error occurred in the first full sentence. The corrected sentence should read as follows, with a greater than symbol before 60 mm Hg: “Although few patients had pulmonary hypertension at rest, which is a known high-risk finding,20,21 over half of patients in their series (55%) developed pulmonary hypertension with exercise, defined as a systolic pulmonary artery pressure >60 mm Hg (as estimated from the tricuspid valve regurgitant jet).”
The error has been corrected in the current online version of the article. The authors regret the error.
- © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc.