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Life Expectancy of Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Compared With That of the General Population
This study investigated whether the life expectancy of patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement was fully restored compared to the matched general population.
The authors investigated the long-term outcomes of 614 patients above the age of 75 years undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement and compared it to a set of 100 age and sex matched people from the general population.
Those patients who survived the initial postoperative period had life expectancies and survival rates comparable to the general population.