Conventional versus minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: pooled analysis of propensity-matched data.

@article{Lim2015ConventionalVM,
  title={Conventional versus minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: pooled analysis of propensity-matched data.},
  author={Ju Yong Lim and Salil V. Deo and Salah Eldien I Altarabsheh and Sung Ho Jung and Patricia J. Erwin and Alan H. Markowitz and Soon Joo Park},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          125-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mAVR) is increasingly preferred over conventional AVR (cAVR). However, data comparing these procedures present conflicting results. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing clinical results in these cohorts. METHOD Only randomized controlled trials (RCT) and propensity-matched observational studies (POS) (1998-2013) comparing clinical outcome of patients subjected to mAVR or cAVR were pooled. Continuous data… CONTINUE READING