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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 171 Table of Contents     

Severe calcific aortic stenosis, severe mitral Annular calcification, and aortic Atheromatous plaques in a 68-year-old woman


Echocardiography Laboratory, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Date of Web Publication17-Jun-2010

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Ahmed S Abdelrahman
Echocardiography Laboratory, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
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How to cite this article:
Abdelrahman AS, Hajar R. Severe calcific aortic stenosis, severe mitral Annular calcification, and aortic Atheromatous plaques in a 68-year-old woman. Heart Views 2008;9:171

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Abdelrahman AS, Hajar R. Severe calcific aortic stenosis, severe mitral Annular calcification, and aortic Atheromatous plaques in a 68-year-old woman. Heart Views [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 15];9:171. Available from: http://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2008/9/4/171/63856

Abbreviations: LV = left ventricle; LA = left atrium; AoV = aortic valve; pmac = posterior mitral annulus calcification; AVA = aortic valve area; LVOT = left ventricular outflow tract; VTI = velocity time integral


The images above show the spectrum of atherosclerosis in a patient. Arteriosclerosis means thickening or hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis caused by build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. Arterial plaque may cause obstruction and is made up of deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium, and fibrin. The disease entity is generally associated with the coronary arteries but the process is generalized and can develop in medium or large arteries. Risk factors include aging, high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity. The echocardiogram shown above belongs to a 68-year-old woman, diabetic, hypertensive, overweight and inactive. She was admitted because of dizziness and symptoms suggestive of transient ischemic attacks. ECG showed LVH but no ischemic changes and her echocardiogram revealed the continuum of atherosclerosis.[Figure 1]. [Figure 2], [Figure 3] and [Figure 4]


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