Do pericardial bioprostheses improve outcome of elderly patients undergoing aortic valve replacement?

@article{Said2012DoPB,
  title={Do pericardial bioprostheses improve outcome of elderly patients undergoing aortic valve replacement?},
  author={Sameh M. Said and Elena A. Ashikhmina and Kevin L Greason and Rakesh M. Suri and Soon Joo Park and Richard Daly and Harold M. Burkhart and Joseph A. Dearani and Thoralf M. Sundt and Hartzell Vernon Schaff},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={1868-74; discussion 1874-5}
}
BACKGROUND Pericardial bioprostheses have favorable echocardiographic hemodynamics in the aortic position compared with porcine valves; however, there are few data comparing clinical outcomes. Our objective was to assess the late results of the two valve types. METHODS We reviewed 2,979 patients aged 65 years or older undergoing aortic valve replacement… CONTINUE READING