NATHANIEL E. REICH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The importance of calcific aortic valve stenosis is manifest when one considers that it occurs in any age group, produces symptoms which are not common to other valvular lesions and may result in sudden death without previous cardiac decompensation. Too frequently the lesion at autopsy has been entirely unsuspected. Symptoms of cardiac disease may be absent despite marked valvular stenosis and postmortem evidences of valvular disease of long duration.
This condition has been known to pathologists as calcareous or calcified aortic valve stenosis, calcific sclerosis of the aortic valve, atherosclerotic calcification of the aortic valve, calcific nodular valvular sclerosis, Mönckeberg's
REICH NE. CALCIFIC AORTIC VALVE STENOSIS: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATION OF 22 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:234–251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-2-234
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(2):234-251.
Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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