• Hypertension, dyslipidemia affect aortic valve calcium progression differently by sex

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Baseline aortic valve calcification was the most significant factor for calcium progression overall, but hypertension and dyslipidemia were the strongest predictors of aortic valve calcium progression among women and men, respectively.
    For the study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, researchers evaluated aortic valve calcification in the general population of Denmark and sought to identify any potential sex-based risk factors related to calcium progression.
    “So far, attempts have failed to identify medical treatment that may prevent or reduce the progression of
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