Surgery for aortic and mitral valve disease in the United States: a trend of change in surgical practice between 1998 and 2005.

@article{Barnett2009SurgeryFA,
  title={Surgery for aortic and mitral valve disease in the United States: a trend of change in surgical practice between 1998 and 2005.},
  author={Scott D. Barnett and Niv Ad},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 6},
  pages={1422-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The surgical treatment of valvular heart disease has changed significantly in the past decade with more mitral valves being repaired and tissue valves implanted in the aortic position. The National Inpatient Sample was used to document national trends of primary isolated aortic and mitral valve surgical procedures. METHODS Subjects were adult patients who had an isolated aortic or mitral valve repair or replacement in the United States. Estimated institution cost and total billed… CONTINUE READING