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Aortic Annular Enlargement in the Elderly: Short and Long-Term Outcomes in the United States
Patient prosthesis mismatch is linked with significant long-term morbidity and mortality after aortic valve replacement, but the roles and conclusion of annular enlargement (AE) remain poorly defined. We hypothesized that increasing rates of AE may lead to improved outcomes for patients at risk for severe patient prosthesis mismatch.