Early and long-term outcome of aortic valve replacement with homograft versus mechanical prosthesis--8-year follow-up study.

@article{Waszyrowski1997EarlyAL,
  title={Early and long-term outcome of aortic valve replacement with homograft versus mechanical prosthesis--8-year follow-up study.},
  author={Tomasz Waszyrowski and Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak and Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła and Antoni Dziatkowiak and Janusz Zasłonka},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={843-8}
}
BACKGROUND Aortic valve disease is an important and frequent clinical problem with a mortality rate as high as 50-80% in a 5-year natural history of patients with severe aortic valve disease. Biological or mechanical prosthesis implantation is the only way to improve prognosis. HYPOTHESIS The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of aortic valve replacement according to the underlying valve pathology and the type of replacement device, that is, aortic homografts versus… CONTINUE READING

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