Association between mitral annulus calcification and carotid atherosclerotic disease.

  title={Association between mitral annulus calcification and carotid atherosclerotic disease.},
  author={Y. Adler and Ariel Koren and N. Yu. Fink and David Tann{\'e} and Renato Fusman and Abid R Assali and Jacob Yahav and Avigdor Zelikovski and Alexander Sagie},
  volume={29 9},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been established that mitral annulus calcification (MAC) is an independent predictor of stroke, though a causative relationship was not proved, and that carotid artery atherosclerotic disease is also associated with stroke. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between the presence of MAC and carotid artery atherosclerotic disease. METHODS Of the 805 patients in whom the diagnosis of MAC was made by transthoracic echocardiography… CONTINUE READING


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