Effect of the increase in valve area after aortic valve replacement with a 19-mm aortic valve prosthesis on left ventricular mass regression in patients with pure aortic stenosis.


OBJECTIVES Although patients with aortic stenosis, who receive 19-mm valves, are at high risk for prosthesis-patient mismatch, most of them show a significant left ventricular mass (LVM) regression postoperatively. The aim of this study was to identify factors predicting postoperative relative LVM regression in this subgroup of patients. METHODS A… (More)


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