Journal article

Early calcific stenosis of the aortic Sorin Pericarbon valve implanted in the elderly

Y d'Udekem, A Pasquet, GA El Khoury, J Nouwen, JLJ Vanoverschelde, A Robert, RA Dion

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 1998

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We reviewed our experience with the Sorin Pericarbon (Sorin, Saluggia, Italy) valve implanted in the aortic position. METHODS: From January 1990 to January 1996, 143 consecutive patients had a Pericarbon valve implanted in the aortic position. The mean age was 75+/-5 years. Seventy-eight patients (55%) were in New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV. Sixty patients (42%) had one or more concomitant procedures (51 coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG], 7 carotid endarterectomies, 9 others). RESULTS: The hospital mortality rate was 12% (17 of 143 patients). The follow-up was 100% complete and the median time was 42 months (range, 2 to 79 months). There were 36 late death..

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