Researchers find gene variant linked to aortic valve disease
NIH-funded consortium finds connection between lipoprotein(a) and valve calcification
A newly identified genetic variant doubles the risk of calcium buildup in the heart’s aortic valve. Calcium buildup is the most common cause of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve that can lead to heart failure, stroke, and sudden cardiac death.
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