Quality of life in patients with bioprostheses and mechanical prostheses. Evaluation of cohorts of patients aged 51 to 65 years at implantation.

@article{Perchinsky1998QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in patients with bioprostheses and mechanical prostheses. Evaluation of cohorts of patients aged 51 to 65 years at implantation.},
  author={M J Perchinsky and Charmaine R. Henderson and William Robert Eric Jamieson and William N. Anderson and Andre Lamy and N. Lowe and S R de Guzman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1998},
  volume={98 19 Suppl},
  pages={
          II81-6; discussion II86-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was 3-fold: to compare the quality of life (QOL) in age- and sex-matched patients who received biological and mechanical prosthetic valves in isolated aortic valve replacement, to compare the QOL of patients with aortic valve replacement with the general population, and to compare patients with biological and mechanical prostheses with certain valve-specific questions and relate these responses to overall QOL. METHODS AND RESULTS Patient-perceived QOL was… CONTINUE READING
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