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Outcome after aortic valve replacement in young adults: is patient profile more important than prosthesis type?

Authors
  • Klieverik, Loes M A
  • Noorlander, Mariska
  • Takkenberg, Johanna J M
  • Kappetein, A Pieter
  • Bekkers, Jos A
  • van Herwerden, Lex A
  • Bogers, Ad J J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart valve disease
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2006
Volume
15
Issue
4
Identifiers
PMID: 16901039
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Survival after AVR in young adults in Rotterdam was mainly determined by patient-related factors, and not by prosthesis type. A randomized controlled trial is necessary to determine whether valve prosthesis type indeed plays a crucial role in improving survival in young adult patients.

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