Valve selection for the aortic position in dialysis patients.

  title={Valve selection for the aortic position in dialysis patients.},
  author={Noritaka Okada and Kazuyoshi Tajima and Yoshiyuki Takami and Wataru Kato and Kei Fujii and Makoto Hibino and Hisaaki Munakata and Yoshimasa Sakai and Akihiro Hirakawa and Akihiko Usui},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={99 5},
BACKGROUND Prosthetic valve selection in dialysis patients remains controversial because of the limited data available. This study aimed to clarify late clinical outcomes and discuss strategies for optimal valve selection in dialysis patients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data obtained from 406 consecutive patients who underwent aortic valve replacement between 1995 and 2010. We compared valve-related outcomes among 89 dialysis and 317 nondialysis patients. We selected… CONTINUE READING