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Risk factors are mainly hypertension, aging, diabetes, left ventricular hypertrophy, coronary artery disease. Proving the diagnosis of diastolic heart failure (or diastolic dysfunction) by the ...

Date : 10/01/2003

Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is the most frequently encountered valve disease in the developed world, affecting about 3-5% of the population above 75 years with at least moderate AS. Because ...

Date : 05/12/2006

Aortic stenosis is the most frequent valvular heart disease and accounts for a significant number of open-heart surgical procedures, thus posing an increasing challenge for health ...

Date : 18/01/2005

[...]current results of aortic valve replacement for acquired aortic stenosis have been shown to be excellent. [...]it has generally been accepted that surgery must be strongly recommended for ...

Date : 05/04/2004

Histological studies have demonstrated displacement of the subendothelial elastica by protein, infiltration by lipid, macrophages, foam cells and T lymphocytes, deposition of LDL-cholesterol and ...

Date : 06/04/2003

Sudden death : definition Sudden cardiac death is defined as “Natural death due to cardiac causes, heralded by abrupt loss of consciousness within one hour of the onset of symptoms; preexisting ...

Date : 05/07/2005

Taking a look back at the risk factors for calcific aortic stenosis, a surprising overlap exists with atherosclerotic risk factors including hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypertension and ...

Date : 29/06/2007