Degenerative aortic stenosis

@article{Ramaraj2008DegenerativeAS,
  title={Degenerative aortic stenosis},
  author={Radhakrishnan Ramaraj and Vincent L. Sorrell},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2008},
  volume={336 7643},
  pages={550-5}
}
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular lesion in Europe and North America. It primarily presents as calcific aortic stenosis in 2-7% of the population aged >65 years. About 80% of adult patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis are male. As 1-2% of the population is born with a congenital bicuspid aortic valve and populations are ageing, aortic stenosis is becoming more common. By 2020, about 3.5 million people in England are expected to have aortic sclerosis and 150 000 will have severe… CONTINUE READING

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