Degenerative Aortic Valve Disease, its Mechanism on Progression, its Effect on the Left Ventricle and the Postoperative Results

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"Degenerative aortic valve disease is the most prominent cardiac valve disease in Western societies. This volume describes some of the more important issues and problems for this condition: its ...
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Results Obtained by Follow-Up

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Wilhelm Peter Mistiaen


The study of postoperative results in patient series can have several purposes. This goes from a simple description of a device or a technique to the identification of risk factors and the comparison between several devices and between different techniques. RCT can be considered as the “gold standard”, but even non randomized prospective and retrospective series have been used.

The main outcomes under scrutiny are:

- Hospital mortality.

- Long term mortality.

- Valve related events:

º TE.

º Bleeding.

º SVD.

º PVE.


º Reoperation.

- Other cardiac events:

º CHF.

º CD.

º AF.

- Non-cardiac events:

º Pulmonary.

º Renal.

For these outcomes, it is useful to make a search for risk factors and independent predictors.


CABG, cardiac events, extracorporeal circulation, hospital mortality, independent predictors, long-term mortality, non-cardiac events, risk factor analysis, survival, valve related events.


Artesis University College Antwerp Department of Healthcare Sciences University of Antwerp Belgium