Calcific aortic stenosis: same old story?

S Joanna Cowell, David E Newby, Nicholas A Boon, Andrew T Elder

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Abstract

Calcific aortic stenosis is the commonest adult valvular heart condition seen in the western world. Its prevalence is continuing to rise, with predominance in older patients who are frequently undergoing successful aortic valve replacement. This review discusses the natural history of calcific aortic stenosis, highlights recent insights into its pathogenesis, and outlines current medical and surgical management. The potential role of novel therapeutic interventional strategies is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-44
Number of pages7
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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