Prevalence of aortic valve abnormalities in the elderly: an echocardiographic study of a random population sample.

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OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to elucidate the prevalence of aortic valve abnormalities in the elderly. BACKGROUND The age of persons treated actively for valve disorders is increasing. More information is needed about the prevalence of aortic valve disease in old age. METHODS Randomly selected men and women in the age groups 75 to 76, 80 to 81… (More)

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