ApoB/ApoA-I ratio is associated with increased risk of bioprosthetic valve degeneration.

  title={ApoB/ApoA-I ratio is associated with increased risk of bioprosthetic valve degeneration.},
  author={Ha{\"i}fa Mahjoub and Patrick Mathieu and Mario S{\'e}n{\'e}chal and E. Larose and Jean Gaston Dumesnil and Jean-pierre Despr{\'e}s and Philippe Pibarot},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={61 7},
OBJECTIVES This study sought to identify the clinical and metabolic determinants of bioprosthetic valve degeneration. BACKGROUND Structural valve degeneration (SVD) is the major cause of bioprosthetic valve failure. Recent retrospective studies have reported an association between atherosclerotic risk factors and development of SVD. METHODS A total of 203 consecutive patients with aortic bioprosthetic valves were recruited. Doppler echocardiography and multidetector computed tomography (CT… CONTINUE READING
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