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Life Expectancy of Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Compared With That of the General Population

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Source Name: Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery


Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Rocio Diaz, Alberto Alperi, Marcel G Almendarez, Alain Escalera, Hector Cubero-Gallego, Pablo Avanzas, Cesar Moris, Isaac Pascual

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.

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