DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1016514 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: To evaluate the outcome of surgical intervention for end-stage aortic valve disease, we carried out a retrospective, longitudinal survey of 85 patients (65 males, 20 females; mean age 53 period. All the patients presented in New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV in cardiac failure (3 had cardiogenic shock and 27 had bacterial endocarditis). In-hospital mortality was 9.4% (8/85) overall. Those with endocarditis had a significantly higher mortality, 6/27 (22%) vs 2/58 (3.4%), p < 0.01. In-hospital mortality… Show more

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