Surgical correction of mitral regurgitation in the elderly: outcomes and recent improvements.

@article{Dtaint2006SurgicalCO,
  title={Surgical correction of mitral regurgitation in the elderly: outcomes and recent improvements.},
  author={Delphine D{\'e}taint and Thoralf M. Sundt and Vuyisile T. Nkomo and Christopher G Scott and A Jamil Tajik and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Maurice E. Enriquez-Sarano},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={265-72}
}
BACKGROUND In the elderly, mitral regurgitation (MR) is frequent, but surgery risks are considered high. Benefits and indications of MR surgery are uncertain in the elderly. METHODS AND RESULTS Baseline characteristics, outcome, and trends for surgical results improvement were analyzed in elderly patients (> or = 75 years of age; n=284) operated on for MR… CONTINUE READING