A strong association between aortic valve sclerosis (AVSc), the earliest manifestation of calcific aortic valve disease, and atherosclerosis exists. The aim of the study was to evaluate the predictive capabilities of AVSc on long-term all-cause mortality, in patients requiring carotid endarterectomy (CEA).
Aortic Valve Sclerosis as an Important Predictor of Long-Term Mortality in Patients With Carotid Atheromatous Plaque Requiring Carotid Endarterectomy. Myasoedova VA, Saccu C, Chiesa M, Songia P, Alfieri V, Massaiu I, Valerio V, Moschetta D, Gripari P, Naliato M, Cavallotti L, Spirito R, Trabattoni P, Poggio P. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021 May 28;8:653991. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.65399