Valvular Heart Disease and Rheumatic Fever

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular lesion in the United States. This lesion is common because approximately 2% of individuals are born with a bicuspid valve which is prone to stenosis, and the aging population is increasing, and calcific aortic stenosis progresses with advancing years.


Mitral Valve Valve Replacement Aortic Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Valvular Heart Disease 
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