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Aortic valve replacement with 17-mm St. Jude Medical Regent prosthetic valves for a small calcified aortic annulus in elderly patients.
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PMID:  20941563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of aortic valve replacement (AVR) performed with a 17-mm St. Jude Medical Regent prosthetic valve (17SJMR) for an aortic annulus ≤19 mm in elderly patients aged ≥65 years.
METHODS: Six female patients (age 73.0 ± 5.1 years, body surface area 1.43 ± 0.07 m²) underwent AVR between October 2005 and February 2008.
RESULTS: Peak transaortic pressure gradient, which was 80.8 ± 31.0 mmHg preoperatively, decreased to 31.0 ± 4.2 mmHg postoperatively (P < 0.01) and to 21.7 ± 1.5 mmHg long term (P < 0.01). The left ventricular mass index, which was 112.1 ± 10.6 g/m² preoperatively, also significantly decreased to 101.4 ± 15.0 g/m² postoperatively and to 88.3 ± 14.8 g/m² long term (P < 0.01). Subjective symptoms diminished in all patients, and neither mortality nor hemorrhagic complications occurred. The postoperative mean effective orifice area index was 0.91 ± 0.04 cm²/m².
CONCLUSION: A favorable outcome was obtained by aortic valve replacement with the 17SJMR. Patients showed improved postoperative hemodynamic performance without valve-related complications.
Shinichiro Taniguchi; Manabu Noguchi; Daisuke Onohara; Ryuichiro Shibata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-13     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sasebo Chuo Hospital, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve / physiopathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Calcinosis / physiopathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Diseases / physiopathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Prosthesis Design
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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