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Dear Editor; We congratulate the authors Kalsch et al, for their interesting paper1 which demonstrates that aortic valve calcification (AVC) by CT builds on Framingham score for risk stratification of future cardiovascular events. These are important data for preventive strategies, obtained in a wide and prospective study of healthy asymptomatics.
In the discussion, the authors state that “detection of degenerative aortic valve disease by assessing the prevalence of AVC can easily be performed …
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