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Idiopathic mitral annular calcification (MAC) — pathological states that diagnosed mostly often by echocardiography in adult patients. It clinical importance is usually underestimated, in spite of available evidences of increased risk of unfavorable cardiovascular events in patients with MAC. The current understanding of MAC relation with other cardiovascular risk factors, ischemic heart disease and other atherosclerosis related diseases are reviewed. Besides, some clinical features and cardiac remodeling associated with MAC are discussed.


About the Authors

N. S. Chipigina
Russian National Research Medical University named after NI Pirogov
Russian Federation

G. M. Urvacheva
Center of Diagnostic and Rehabilitation, Branch of “Gazprom Transgaz Moscow"
Russian Federation

N. A. Shostak
Russian National Research Medical University named after NI Pirogov
Russian Federation


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Chipigina N.S., Urvacheva G.M., Shostak N.A. CLINICAL IMPORTANCE OF IDIOPATHIC MITRAL ANNULAR CALCIFICATION. Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology. 2011;7(4):483-486. (In Russ.)

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