To operate or not on elderly patients with aortic stenosis: the decision and its consequences.

  title={To operate or not on elderly patients with aortic stenosis: the decision and its consequences.},
  author={Berto J. Bouma and Ren{\'e}e B. A. van den Brink and Jan H van der Meulen and H A Verheul and Emile C. Cheriex and Helen Paris Hamer and Eveline Dekker and Kong I. Lie and Jan G. P. Tijssen},
  volume={82 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the application of guidelines in the decision making process leading to medical or surgical treatment for aortic stenosis in elderly patients. DESIGN Cohort analysis based on a prospective inclusive registry. SETTING 205 consecutive patients (>/= 70 years) with clinically relevant isolated aortic stenosis and without serious comorbidity, seen for the first time in the Doppler-echocardiographic laboratories of three university hospitals in the Netherlands. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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