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Aortic valve replacement (AVR): influence of age on operative morbidity and mortality.
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PMID:  1567624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retrospective analysis of 306 patients following aortic valve replacement (AVR) was carried out between 1985-89. Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 patients were less than 70 years of age and group 2 were greater than 70 years of age. The multivariant analysis of risk factors showed the only increased risk for surgery was the NYHA class IV in either group. There was no overall difference in morbidity and mortality. The actuarial survival rate for group 2 patients was 95% at 1 year and 75% at 5 years. This was not different when compared for death in age- and sex-matched controls from the general population. AVR in the elderly is safe, the long-term result is good and it remains the treatment of choice unless there is an absolute contraindication.
B O Bergus; W C Feng; A A Bert; A K Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-26     Completed Date:  1992-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rhode Islands Hospital, Providence.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / mortality,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications* / mortality
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Survival Rate

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