Journal article

Females do not have increased risk of early or late mortality after isolated aortic valve replacement: results from a multi-institutional Australian study

A Saxena, DT Dinh, JA Smith, CM Reid, GC Shardey, AE Newcomb

Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery | EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIM: There is controversy regarding whether isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) in women is associated with an increased risk of early and late mortality. The current study evaluates the impact of gender as an independent risk factor for early and late mortality after isolated AVR. METHODS: Data obtained between June 2001 and December 2009 by the Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons Cardiac Surgery Database Program was retrospectively analysed. Demographic, operative data and postoperative complications were compared between male and female patients using χ(2) and t-tests. Long-term survival analysis was performed using Kaplan Meier survival curves and the log rank test...

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