Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, November 4th, 2008
"Data from 1513 patients with isolated aortic valve replacement who received pericardial bioprostheses between 1986 and 2007 were analyzed. Cumulative duration of follow-up was 6164 patient-years with a maximum duration of 21 years. Actuarial rates of valve-related events were calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method and the Cox multivariate analysis to identify independent determinants of outcome. Hospital mortality for elective surgery was 2.5%. Late death...
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