The effect of aortic valve replacement on survival.

@article{Schwarz1982TheEO,
  title={The effect of aortic valve replacement on survival.},
  author={Franz Ferdinand Schwarz and Petra Baumann and Joachim Manthey and Michael B. Hoffmann and Gerhard C. Schuler and H. C. Mehmel and Wilhelm Schmitz and Wolfgang Kuebler},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1982},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={
          1105-10
        }
}
We retrospectively studied 252 operated and 47 unoperated patients with isolated aortic valve disease. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) was recommended to all patients based on clinical and hemodynamic data. Preoperative hemodynamic and angiographic data were similar in operated and unoperated cohorts. Seventy-one percent of patients received a Björk-Shiley prosthesis. Operative mortality was 7% for the entire surgical series. For patients with predominant aortic stenosis (AS), survival at 3… CONTINUE READING

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