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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2014 April;173(4):213-7

language: Italian

Aortic valve sclerosis and atherosclerosis: autoptic report and review

Massoni F., Ricci S.

Department of Anatomical Sciences, histological, legal medicine and locomotor apparatus University “Sapienza” of Rome


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The aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) and atherosclerosis are at the center of a fervent scientific debate about a possible common etiology. The authors propose an interesting autopsy report of a death from cardio-respiratory AVS in which the concomitant atherosclerotic aortic pathology played a role concausal through a systolic pressure overload that has contributed to ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure before then.

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