Bicuspid stenotic aortic valves: clinical characteristics and morphological assessment using MRI and echocardiography

@inproceedings{Joziasse2011BicuspidSA,
  title={Bicuspid stenotic aortic valves: clinical characteristics and morphological assessment using MRI and echocardiography},
  author={Irene C. Joziasse and Aryan Vink and M. J. Cramer and Matthijs F. M. van Oosterhout and Lex A. van Herwerden and Robin H. Heijmen and Gertjan T J Sieswerda and B. J. M. Mulder and P A F M Doevendans},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is one of the most common congenital heart defects with a population prevalence of 0.5% to 1.3%. Identifying patients with BAV is clinically relevant because BAV is associated with aortic stenosis, endocarditis and ascending aorta pathology. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with severe aortic stenosis necessitating aortic valve replacement surgery were included in this study. All dissected aortic valves were stored in the biobank of the University Medical… CONTINUE READING

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