Stented and stentless aortic bioprostheses: competitive or complimentary?

  • W. R. Eric Jamieson


Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the established treatment for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis. Left ventricular hypertrophy, a known manifestation of aortic stenosis, is associated with increased risk of sudden death, congestive heart failure, and stroke. The superior outcome after AVR is achieved with regression of left ventricular hypertrophy, known as left ventricular mass and indexed to body surface area.


Aortic Valve Aortic Valve Replacement Left Ventricular Mass Index Aortic Valve Disease Effective Orifice Area 
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  • W. R. Eric Jamieson
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  1. 1.3500 Jim Pattison PavilionVancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

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