Study links high LDL cholesterol to aortic valve disease

October 27, 2014 7:13 AM

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Study links high LDL cholesterol to aortic valve disease

According to the research team, including Dr. George Thanassoulis of McGill University in Canada, aortic valve disease is the most common form of heart valve disease in North America and Europe. It is also the most common reason for patients to require an aortic valve replacement.

Past studies have associated elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol - known as the "bad" cholesterol - with development of aortic valve stenosis.

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