Conventional aortic valve replacement for elderly patients in the current era.

  title={Conventional aortic valve replacement for elderly patients in the current era.},
  author={Kentaro Yamane and Hitoshi Hirose and Benjamin A Youdelman and Linda J Bogar and James T. Diehl},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  volume={75 11},
BACKGROUND Because of the rising expectation of prolonged life in the general population and the recent recognition of undertreated aortic valve disease in the elderly, updating the available results of aortic valve surgery is imperative, especially considering the rapid evolution of the transcatheter valve implantation procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1997 and 2010, 308 patients aged 70 years or older underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis (AS). Short- and long… CONTINUE READING


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