Publication
Title
Histopathology of calcific aortic valve stenosis
Author
Abstract
Calcific aortic valve stenosis is the most common and increasing heart valve disease in the western world. In the last 30 years, diagnosis and management were revolutionized by the development of cardiac catheterisation, echocardiography, cardiac surgery, and medication. Recently, new strategies were introduced for aortic valve replacement using more sophisticated bioprosthetic heart valves. Moreover, tissue-engineered heart valves are under development to improve management strategies. In this article we review the current morphological and histopathological findings in the progression of calcific aortic valve stenosis. This is, to our understanding, important to contribute to the knowledge of fundamental management strategies of this disease.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Bruxelles : 2006
ISSN
0001-5385
Volume/pages
61:5(2006), p. 557-562
ISI
000241578500010
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 11.06.2017
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