Current status of cardiovascular surgery in Japan, 2013 and 2014: A report based on the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database. 4. Valvular heart surgery.


Data from the Japan cardiovascular surgery database from 2013 to 2014 were analyzed to demonstrate the mortality rate and choice of surgical procedures, especially concerning the selection of valve prosthesis for each valve position and patient age group, and the effects of preoperative complications on mortality and prosthetic valve selection. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-017-0842-5


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