Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, September 22nd, 2009
"Between May 1992 and December 2005, a total of 1,160 ATS valves (749 aortic, 381 mitral, 21 tricuspid, nine pulmonary) was implanted in 1,047 consecutive patients (655 males, 392 females; mean age 62.1 +/- 1.2.4 years). Preoperatively, 75% of the patients were in NYHA class III or higher (mean 3.1). The most frequent comorbidities included atrial fibrillation (n = 381),...
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