How is aortic stenosis (AS) prevented?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Although small, observational studies have suggested that statin use can reduce aortic valve leaflet calcification and delay the progression of aortic stenosis severity, [46] 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trials of almost 2200 patients showed that intensive lipid-lowering therapy does not halt the progression of calcific aortic stenosis or induce its regression. [47, 48, 49]


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