Citric acid as a decalcifying agent for the excised calcified human heart valves


Kose N., Aytacoglu B. N. , Yilmaz N., DÖNDAŞ H. A. , Tamer L., Coskun B., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.8, no.2, pp.94-98, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-98

Abstract

Objective: Cardiac valvular pathologies are frequently encountered as mechanical and functional disorders due to the calcification of the valves whatever the etiologies are. This pathophysiologic table usually ends up with valvular replacement. In this study we aimed to decrease/eliminate the calcium in the excised calcified human heart valves by using citric acid in vitro hence bringing about the question for possible oral treatment of calcification of the valves by citric acid ingestion.