Hospital morbidity and mortality and changes in quality of life following mitral valve surgery in the elderly.


BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY An increasing number of elderly patients are now requiring mitral valve surgery (MVS). However, due to a perceived increase in risk of morbidity and mortality following cardiac surgery, many elderly patients tend to be neglected or not referred for surgery. METHODS The outcome of MVS in terms of hospital morbidity and… (More)