Frequence and significance of aortic valve thickening in older asymptomatic patients and its relation to aortic regurgitation

Alberto Margonato, Domenico Cianflone, Mauro Carlino, Andrea Conversano, Cinzia Nitti, Sergio Chierchia

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Abstract

Although focal thickening of aortic valve leaflets is frequently observed in elderly patients undergoing echocardiographic studies, the clinical significance of this morphologic abnormality is not clear, especially in the absence of obvious signs of aortic stenosis.1 This finding represents a common clinical problem, frequently observed in asymptomatic patients referred for echocardiography for a variety of reasons but without clear-cut evidence for overt cardiac disease. We assessed the prevalence and significance of aortic valve thickening in a series of asymptomatic patients older than 55 years of age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1062
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume64
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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