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Spotlight on Aging: Aortic Sclerosis

Spotlight on Aging: Aortic Sclerosis

Sometimes calcium accumulates on the aortic valve, and the valve thickens. But the thickening does not interfere with blood flow through the valve. This disorder is called aortic sclerosis. About 1 out of 4 people over 65 have this disorder.