volume 129, issue 1, P41-45 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1516-31802011000100008
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Abstract: ABSTRACTIn the Western world, calcified aortic valve stenosis is the most common form of valvular heart disease, affecting up to 3% of adults over the age of 75 years. It is a gradually progressive disease, characterized by a long asymptomatic phase that may last for several decades, followed by a short symptomatic phase associated with severe restriction of the valve orifice. Investigations on treatments for aortic valve stenosis are still in progress.Thus, it is believed that calcification of aortic valve s…

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