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      Sex-related differences in calcific aortic stenosis: correlating clinical and echocardiographic characteristics and computed tomography aortic valve calcium score to excised aortic valve weight.

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          Abstract

          Calcific aortic valve stenosis (AS) is purportedly associated with less calcium burden in women than in men. We sought to examine sex-related differences and correlates of surgically excised aortic valve weight (AVW) in pure AS.

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          Journal
          Eur. Heart J.
          European heart journal
          Oxford University Press (OUP)
          1522-9645
          0195-668X
          Feb 21 2016
          : 37
          : 8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
          [2 ] Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA nkomo.vuyisile@mayo.edu.
          [3 ] Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
          [4 ] Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
          [5 ] Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
          Article
          ehv560
          10.1093/eurheartj/ehv560
          26508159
          2f4507ab-bebc-480a-8e10-a32885e0bb36

          Aortic valve weight,Computed tomography,Sex differences,Aortic stenosis

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