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The relation between homocysteine and calcific aortic valve stenosis.
All of the patients undergoing AVR (n=33) had aortic valve stenosis (AS) as the result of adult type calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAS) and all of the patients with MVR (n=42) have been referred to surgery due to mitral valve stenosis (MS) secondary to rheumatic heart disease (RHD).
Calcific aortic valve stenosis is the most common acquired valvular-heart disorder found in developed countries and surgical intervention is often indicated.