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Decision-making in elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis: why are so many denied surgery?
Surgery was denied in 33% of elderly patients with severe, symptomatic AS, and older age and LV dysfunction were the most striking characteristics of patients who were denied surgery, whereas comorbidity played a less important role.
Percutaneous Repair or Medical Treatment for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
Among patients with severe secondary mitral regurgitation, the rate of death or unplanned hospitalization for heart failure at 1 year did not differ significantly between patients who underwent percutaneous mitral‐valve repair in addition to receiving medical therapy and those who received medical therapy alone.
Multimodal assessment of the aortic annulus diameter: implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Quantitative determinants of the outcome of asymptomatic mitral regurgitation.
Quantitative grading of mitral Regurgitation is a powerful predictor of the clinical outcome of asymptomatic mitral regurgitation and patients with an effective regurgitant orifice of at least 40 mm2 should promptly be considered for cardiac surgery.
What are the characteristics of patients with severe, symptomatic, mitral regurgitation who are denied surgery?
Impaired LVEF, older age, and comorbidity were the most striking characteristics of patients who were denied surgery in patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation who are denied surgery.
The complex nature of discordant severe calcified aortic valve disease grading: new insights from combined Doppler echocardiographic and computed tomographic study.
Association Between Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Subsequent Infective Endocarditis and In-Hospital Death.
Among patients undergoing TAVR, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis.
Evaluation and Clinical Implications of Aortic Valve Calcification Measured by Electron-Beam Computed Tomography
AVC is accurately and reproducibly measured by EBCT and shows a strong association and diagnostic value for severe AS and the curvilinear relationship between AVC and AVA suggests these measures are complementary, and indeed, AVC provides independent outcome information.
Determinants of significant paravalvular regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve: implantation impact of device and annulus discongruence.