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The prevalence of aortic stenosis in the elderly in Iceland and predictions for the coming decades: The AGES-Reykjavík study
In this study the authors evaluate the prevalence of significant aortic stenosis (diagnosed with echocardiography and computed tomography) in the elderly, in a cohort representative of the general population of Iceland. Based on their findings, the authors conclude that the number of elderly patients with severe AS will greatly increase in the coming decades. The current study shows that the largest increase will be in the population of 70 years of age and older, both in men and in women.