This aortic valve was from an 86 year old woman with a history of hypertension, a systolic murmur, and
documented aortic valve stenosis. The valve cusps showed a large amount of dystrophic calcification and,
as illustrated here, areas of ossification. The inset photo is a higher magnification of bone with marrow.
Contributed by Dr. Shahrzad Ehdaivand.
Previous | Home | Next
Back to cardiovascular section