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Mitral annular calcification in elderly patients. Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics

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Author(s): N.S. Chipigina | G.M. Urvacheva | N.A. Shostak | I.V. Zhitareva | I.Yu. Zhitomirskaya

Journal: Racionalʹnaâ Farmakoterapiâ v Kardiologii
ISSN 1819-6446

Volume: 7;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 690;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: mitral annular calcification | ischemic heart disease | echocardiography | mitral regurgitation | left ventricular remodeling.

ABSTRACT
Background. The clinical significance of idiopathic mitral annular calcification (MAC) often diagnosed by echocardiography in elderly patients currently is not sufficiently studied.Aim. To study the clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of the cardiovascular system in patients with MAC aged 65 and older without diabetes mellitus and renal failure.Material and methods. Study included 100 patients with MAC, consecutively identified by 2D transthoracic echocardiography performed with relation to cardiovascular disease symptoms in 910 outpatients aged 65 years or older; the comparison group included 65 of consecutively studied patients without MAC.Results. Patients with MAC were older than patients without MAC (72.4±5.4 years vs 70.2±4.3 years; p
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