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Pathology Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 342984, 14 pages
Research Article

Morphological and Chemical Study of Pathological Deposits in Human Aortic and Mitral Valve Stenosis: A Biomineralogical Contribution

1Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
2Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, 04100 Latina, Italy
3Division of Cardiac Surgery, San Bortolo Hospital, Viale Rodolfi 37, 36100 Vicenza, Italy

Received 28 October 2014; Accepted 22 December 2014

Academic Editor: Elizabeth Wiley

Copyright © 2015 Valentina Cottignoli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Table 1: Average crystallite size is calculated for each diffraction peak.

Table 2: Unit cell parameters which are quite uniform among the different types of valve are presented.

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