Evaluation of postoperative cardiac function and long-term results in patients after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve disease with increased left ventricular mass.

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OBJECTIVE This clinical study was designed to evaluate the postoperative cardiac function in patients after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve disease with increased left ventricular mass. METHODS Aortic valve replacement was performed in 117 patients using the St. Jude Medical valve. Their valve lesion was aortic regurgitation in 71, and aortic… (More)

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@article{Natsuaki2000EvaluationOP, title={Evaluation of postoperative cardiac function and long-term results in patients after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve disease with increased left ventricular mass.}, author={Misake N Natsuaki and T. Itoh and Yutaka Okazaki and Hideki Ishida and M. Hamada and Kiyoshi Rikitake and Katsuki Naitoh}, journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi}, year={2000}, volume={48 1}, pages={30-8} }