Aortic valve calcification: association with bone mineral density and cardiovascular risk factors

Aksoy Y., Yagmur C., Tekin G. , Yagmur J., Topal E., Kekilli E., ...More

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.16, no.6, pp.379-383, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00019501-200509000-00007
  • Title of Journal : CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-383


Background: Cardiovascular risk factors are reported to increase the incidence of aortic valve calcification. Among older women, low bone mineral density appears to be associated with increased prevalence of aortic calcification. We aimed to assess and compare cardiovascular risk factors and bone mineral density of patients with and without aortic valve calcification.