Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, September 3rd, 2006
"Concomitant FMR in patients undergoing AVR is frequently not corrected because it may improve after AVR; however, data supporting this assumption are sparse. We ascertained the impact of clinical and echocardiographic parameters on the outcome of patients with or without concomitant FMR at the time of AVR," scientists writing in the journal Circulation report.
"Clinical and echocardiographic follow-up was performed on 848 patients who underwent AVR after 1990. Risk factors for mortality and a composite outcome of heart...
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