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Aortic valve replacement in the elderly.
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PMID:  7244907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With increasing longevity, increasing numbers of patients in their 8th decade present with symptomatic aortic valvular disease. We have examined the results of aortic valve replacement in 30 patients of 70 years or older who underwent isolated aortic valve replacement at Groote Schuur Hospital between January 1969 and January 1979. Follow-up ranged from 1 year to 10 years, with a mean of 2,5 years. There was 1 operative death. Two patients died within the first 6 months of operative complications. The 1-year survival rate was 90%. All hospital survivors showed marked improvement in cardiac functional status. Actuarial statistics on survival show an 84% survival rate at 3 years. Aortic valve replacement is safe and effective in patients over the age of 70 years.
P J Commerford; A Curcio; M Albanese; W Beck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-20     Completed Date:  1981-08-20     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  975-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis / mortality*
Time Factors

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