Arterial wave reflection and aortic valve calcification in an elderly community-based cohort.

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BACKGROUND Aortic valve calcification (AVC) without stenosis is common in the elderly, is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and may progress to aortic valve stenosis. Arterial stiffness and pulse-wave reflection are important components of proximal aortic hemodynamics, but their relationship with AVC is not established. METHODS To… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2014.12.011

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