Published in Telemedicine Week, July 25th, 2006
According to recent research published in the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, "Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common clinical problem which frequently necessitates aortic valve replacement (AVR). The traditional view of progressive AS is a 1:1 inverse relationship between valve calcium content and aortic valve area (AVA)."
"However," explained E.R. Mohler and colleagues at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, "this assumption has been based on subjective estimates of calcification on chest X-radiographic images. The study aim was to evaluate the relationship between AVA...
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