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Association between mitral annular calcification and carotid atheroma.
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PMID:  11269784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid artery atherosclerosis is a strong predictor of stroke and represents a potential source of cerebral emboli. The aim of this study was to investigate whether an association exists between mitral annular calcification and carotid atheroma. In addition, the characteristics of carotid atheromas were compared between patients with and without mitral annular calcification. The authors found that there was a significant association between the presence of mitral annular calcification and carotid atheroma. Mitral annular calcification in the elderly may be a form of atherosclerosis.
M Soylu; A D Demir; K Arda; Y Uzun; S Göksel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-27     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Calcinosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Carotid Artery Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Doppler
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve*
Observer Variation
Radionuclide Ventriculography
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color

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