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Age Ageing. 2004 Nov;33(6):538-44. Epub 2004 Aug 12.

Calcific aortic stenosis: same old story?

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Department of Cardiology, Royal Infirmary, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK. jo.cowell@ed.ac.uk

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.

PMID:
15308457
DOI:
10.1093/ageing/afh175
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