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Early Surgery Versus Conventional Treatment for Asymptomatic Severe Mitral Regurgitation: A Propensity Analysis

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of the American College of Cardiology


Duk-Hyun Kang; Sung-Ji Park; Byung Joo Sun; Eun Jeong Cho; Dae-Hee Kim; Sung-Cheol Yun; Jong-Min Song; Seung Woo Park; Cheol-Hyun Chung; Jae-Kwan Song; Jae-Won Lee; Pyo-Won Park
The authors of this article sought to compare long-term outcome with early surgery with a conventional treatment strategy in patients with asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation. In a propensity matched analysis of 207 pairs, they found that early surgery was associated with a lower risk of mortality (p=0.033) and cardiac events (p=0.002) than conventional treatment. In additional Cox proportional hazard analyses, the benefit of early early surgery seemed to be restricted to patients >50 years old.

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