Survival and cause of death after mitral valve replacement in patients aged 80 years and over: collective results from the UK heart valve registry.

@article{Asimakopoulos1997SurvivalAC,
  title={Survival and cause of death after mitral valve replacement in patients aged 80 years and over: collective results from the UK heart valve registry.},
  author={George Asimakopoulos and M B Edwards and Jennifer Brannan and K. M. Taylor},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={922-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Over the last decade there has been an increasing number of patients aged 80 years and over undergoing heart valve replacement. However, literature on the outcome of mitral valve replacement (MVR) in this age group is still limited. METHODS We conducted the present study by analysing data extracted from the UK Heart Valve Registry. From January 1986 to December 1994, 86 patients underwent isolated MVR and 10 underwent combined MVR with aortic valve replacement (AVR) and were… CONTINUE READING