Obesity is associated with higher long-term mortality after aortic valve replacement with small prosthesis.

@article{Wang2013ObesityIA,
  title={Obesity is associated with higher long-term mortality after aortic valve replacement with small prosthesis.},
  author={Biao Wang and Hongyang Yang and Wenjie Zhu and Xi Zhang and Guangqing Cao and Shuming Wu},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={731-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Although many studies have evaluated the impacts of obesity on various medical treatments, it is not known whether obesity is related to late mortality with implantation of small aortic prosthesis. This study evaluated the effect of obesity on late survival of patients after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with implantation of small aortic prosthesis (size ≤ 21 mm). METHODS From January 1998 to December 2008, 536 patients in our institution who underwent primary AVR (307 patients… CONTINUE READING