Outcome after aortic valve replacement in octogenarians.

  title={Outcome after aortic valve replacement in octogenarians.},
  author={Bruno Chiappini and Nicola Camurri and Antonino Loforte and Luca Di Marco and Roberto di Bartolomeo and Giuseppe Marinelli},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={78 1},
BACKGROUND The advancing age of the population in the western world and improvements in surgical techniques and postoperative care have resulted in an increasing number of very elderly patients undergoing cardiac operations. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the surgical outcome in 115 octogenarians after aortic valve replacement. METHODS We retrospectively identified 115 patients (47 men, 68 women) aged 82.3 +/- 2.1 years (mean, 80 to 92 years) who underwent aortic valve… CONTINUE READING
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