Aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease: pathophysiological and clinical links.

@article{Mazzone2007AorticVS,
  title={Aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease: pathophysiological and clinical links.},
  author={Anna Maria Mazzone and Lucia Venneri and Sergio Berti},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 12},
  pages={983-9}
}
Aortic valve stenosis (AVS), including a range of disorder severities, from mild leaflet thickening without valve obstruction, 'aortic sclerosis', to severe calcific aortic stenosis, is a progressive, active process of valve modification, mediating by chronic inflammation (similar to atherosclerosis for cardiovascular risk factors) and biological features. AVS is the expression of early tissue damage due to endothelial damage and oxidative, inflammatory processes, and appears as a surrogate… CONTINUE READING

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