Cardiovascular Disease in Women ( VI ) Valvular Disease in Women

@inproceedings{Antunes2017CardiovascularDI,
  title={Cardiovascular Disease in Women ( VI ) Valvular Disease in Women},
  author={Manuel J. Antunes},
  year={2017}
}
There are very few studies on valvular heart disease in women. There is a sex influence in the prevalence of some types of valve disease: it is well known that rheumatic mitral stenosis is very common in women but degenerative valve disease affects both sexes in a similar way. In degenerative aortic stenosis several physiopathological differences have been reported in women: the amount of calcium is lower than in men and the left ventricle generates higher gradients and hypercontractile… CONTINUE READING

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