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Nonsyphilitic Aortic Valve Deformity.

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By CLAWSON B. J.. . (Arch. Path.. , 1931; , xii:, 889.-899.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(7):944. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-944_1
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Nonsyphilitic aortic valve disease is of two kinds: active vegetative endocarditis, and deformity due to thickening and roughening with scar tissue and often with calcium deposits. The frequency, and particularly the etiology, of the latter type have been subjects of much discussion in the last few years. The author's series contains 93 cases of aortic valve deformity of the calcified nodular type. In 91 per cent of 68 cases in which this point was investigated, some degree of stenosis was present. It is evident that aortic stenosis of a grade recognizable clinically, and due to this type of valvular deformity,



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