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Revista chilena de cardiología

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LARRAIN R, Ernesto. Dilatation of the aortic root and the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease. Rev Chil Cardiol [online]. 2013, vol.32, n.2, pp.130-133. ISSN 0718-8560.

Aortic root and ascending aorta dilatacion is a common consequence of bicsupid aortic valve disease, in turn the most frequent form of congenital heart disease. Among the different theories proposed to explain this finding, the action of metallo proteinases upon the aortic wall seems to be well established. In this Editorial, the concurrent work by Dayan et al published in this issue, dealing with aortic root dilatation post aortic valve replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valve is analyzed.

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