Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tissue Valve At Age >60: The Excellent Outlook

A 2010 study contains the following statement:
One of the main observations of this study was that reoperation following bioprosthestic valve replacement is influenced by patient age. Fifteen-year freedom from reoperation was 78% following AVR and 62% following MVR in patients more than 60 years of age.

A tissue valve seems like the only way to go for me at age 66.

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