Impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on cardiac events and midterm mortality after aortic valve replacement in patients with pure aortic stenosis.

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BACKGROUND Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) occurs when the effective orifice area (EOA) of the prosthesis being implanted is too small in relation to body size, thus causing abnormally high transvalvular pressure gradients. The objective of this study was to examine the midterm impact of PPM on overall mortality and cardiac events after aortic valve… (More)

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@article{Tasca2006ImpactOP, title={Impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on cardiac events and midterm mortality after aortic valve replacement in patients with pure aortic stenosis.}, author={Giordano Tasca and Zen Mhagna and S. Perotti and Pietro Berra Centurini and Tony Sabatini and Andrea Amaducci and Federico Brunelli and Marco Cirillo and Margherita Dalla Tomba and Eugenio L. Quaini and Giovanni Troise and Philippe Pibarot}, journal={Circulation}, year={2006}, volume={113 4}, pages={570-6} }