Stroke after aortic valve surgery: results from a prospective cohort.

  title={Stroke after aortic valve surgery: results from a prospective cohort.},
  author={Steven R. Mess{\'e} and Michael A. Acker and Scott E Kasner and Molly J Fanning and Tania Giovannetti and Sarah J. Ratcliffe and Michel Bilello and Wilson Y. Szeto and Joseph E. Bavaria and W. Clark Hargrove and Emile R. Mohler and Thomas F. Floyd},
  volume={129 22},
BACKGROUND The incidence and impact of clinical stroke and silent radiographic cerebral infarction complicating open surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) are poorly characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a prospective cohort study of subjects ≥65 years of age who were undergoing AVR for calcific aortic stenosis. Subjects were evaluated by neurologists preoperatively and postoperatively and underwent postoperative magnetic resonance imaging. Over a 4-year period, 196 subjects were… CONTINUE READING