The association of hypertension and aortic valve sclerosis.

  title={The association of hypertension and aortic valve sclerosis.},
  author={Simon W. Rabkin},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  volume={14 5},
BACKGROUND Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS), a condition of thickening and calcification of the normal trileaflet aortic valve without the obstruction to left ventricular outflow, is likely the initial stage in the development of aortic stenosis and is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular events. The objective of this study is to critically review the data on the association of blood pressure and hypertension with AVS. METHODS A systematic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE (to June… CONTINUE READING
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