Patient-prosthesis mismatch in aortic valve replacement: really tolerable?

  title={Patient-prosthesis mismatch in aortic valve replacement: really tolerable?},
  author={Rafael Garc{\'i}a Fuster and Jos{\'e} A Montero Argudo and Oscar Gil Albarova and Fernando Hornero Sos and Sergio C{\'a}novas L{\'o}pez and Mar{\'i}a Bueno Codo{\~n}er and Jos{\'e} A Buend{\'i}a Mi{\~n}ano and Ignacio Rodr{\'i}guez Albarran},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={441-9; discussion 449}
OBJECTIVE Several studies have demonstrated favorable results despite patient-prosthesis mismatch after aortic valve replacement with the use of third generation prostheses. Our aim was to determine whether this mismatch is always tolerable. METHODS A clinical-echocardiographic study has been performed in 339 consecutive patients who underwent aortic valve replacement because of aortic stenosis. In-hospital outcome and left ventricular mass index regression (1st month-1st year) were analyzed… CONTINUE READING


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