Calcific aortic valve disease: new concepts.

  title={Calcific aortic valve disease: new concepts.},
  author={Catherine M. Otto},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={22 4},
Our understanding of calcific aortic stenosis has changed dramatically during the past 3 decades, with the concept of a "mechanical" disease of aging now replaced by the concept of an active disease process at the tissue level that may be amenable to medical therapy. The ability of echocardiography to provide early diagnosis and an accurate measurement of… CONTINUE READING