A systematic review on the quality of life benefits after aortic valve replacement in the elderly.

@article{Shan2013ASR,
  title={A systematic review on the quality of life benefits after aortic valve replacement in the elderly.},
  author={Leonard L Shan and Akshat Saxena and Ross O McMahon and Andrew Wilson and Andrew E. Newcomb},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={1173-89}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical aortic valve replacement is being increasingly performed in elderly patients with good perioperative outcomes and long-term survival. Evidence is limited on health-related quality of life after aortic valve replacement, which is an important measure of operative success in the elderly. METHODS A systematic review of clinical studies after January 2000 was performed to identify health-related quality of life in the elderly after aortic valve replacement. Strict inclusion… CONTINUE READING

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