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Aortic valve calcification
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Aortic valve calcification

I had a Cardiac CTA and the results indicate "Marked aortic valvular calcification".  I have been having chest pains, shortness of breath, fatigue and at times lightheadedness.  I also had a left heart cath.  No blocks, and only mild regurg of the mitral, aortic and tricuspid valves.  What does the Marked aortic valvular calcification mean? Is it just part of the aging process and should be of concern? I am 59.  Thanks for any information.
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