Use of heart valves in older patients.

It has been known for at least 2 decades that the secondand third-generation porcine and pericardial bioprosthetic valves treated with glutaraldehyde are the preferable aortic valve devices in patients 65 years old who require aortic valve replacement.1 Furthermore, many studies of patients in this age group, especially with coronary artery disease, have… CONTINUE READING