Early and late outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement in octogenarians: an Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons Cardiac Surgery Database Study.

@article{Saxena2012EarlyAL,
  title={Early and late outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement in octogenarians: an Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons Cardiac Surgery Database Study.},
  author={Akshat Saxena and C L Poh and Diem T Dinh and Christopher M Reid and Julian A. Smith and Gilbert C Shardey and Andrew E. Newcomb},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={63-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The advent of percutaneous aortic valve implantation has increased interest in the outcomes of conventional aortic valve replacement in elderly patients. The current study critically evaluates the short-term and long-term outcomes of elderly (≥80 years) Australian patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS Data obtained prospectively between June 2001 and December 2009 by the Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Surgery Database… CONTINUE READING
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