Calcific Aortic Valve Disease

  title={Calcific Aortic Valve Disease},
  author={Jesper Hjortnaes and Elena Aikawa},
Aortic stenosis due to calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is currently the main indication for aortic valve replacement in developed countries (Iung et al, 2003). Due to an aging population and a decline in rheumatic heart disease, CAVD has become the most common heart valve disease in the Western countries, affecting approximately 25% of adults over 65 years, of which 2-3% has clinically significant aortic stenosis (Stewart et al, 1997). Even mild CAVD is associated with adverse outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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