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OBJECTIVE More than 200,000 aortic valve replacements are performed annually worldwide. We describe changes in the aortic valve replacement population during 10 years in a large registry and analyze(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine utilization and outcomes of less-invasive mitral valve (LIMV) operations in North America. METHODS Between 2004 and 2008, 28,143 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Poor medical compliance has been held responsible for a large proportion of deaths occurring subsequent to initial postoperative recovery. However, beyond clinical reports, there has been(More)