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Ultrasound cardiac calcium assessment
  1. Nicola Gaibazzi1,
  2. Andrea Rossi2,
  3. Pompilio Faggiano3
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, Brescia University Hospital, Parma, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicola Gaibazzi, Department of Cardiology, Parma University Hospital, Strada Chiaviche 50, Parma 43124, Italy; ngaibazzi{at}

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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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