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  1. I G Burwash1,
  2. S H Little2,
  3. K L Chan1
  1. 1
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2
    The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Dr I G Burwash, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4W7; iburwash{at}

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We thank Dr Linhartova for her comments on our article “Impact of blood pressure on the Doppler echocardiographic assessment of severity of aortic stenosis”,1 with which we are in agreement. Hypertension and aortic stenosis (AS) frequently coexist, as observed by Linhartova et al,2 with a prevalence of 28–64% …

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