Aortic valve surgery: marked increases in volume and significant decreases in mechanical valve use--an analysis of 41,227 patients over 5 years from the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland National database.

@article{Dunning2011AorticVS,
  title={Aortic valve surgery: marked increases in volume and significant decreases in mechanical valve use--an analysis of 41,227 patients over 5 years from the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland National database.},
  author={Joel Dunning and Haiyan Gao and John J. Chambers and Neil E. Moat and Gavin J Murphy and Domenic Pagano and Simon G. Ray and James S Roxburgh and Ben Bridgewater},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={776-782.e3}
}
OBJECTIVES Aortic valve replacement is accepted as a standard treatment for aortic stenosis and regurgitation. To help plan the national requirement for conventional and catheter-based procedures, we have analyzed the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland audit database to look at changes in practice over time. METHODS All patients undergoing conventional aortic valve replacement with or without coronary artery surgery from April 2004 to March 2009 were included. The… CONTINUE READING

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