Predicted outcomes after aortic valve replacement in octogenarians with aortic stenosis

  • Cornelia Piper
  • D. Hering
  • G. Kleikamp
  • R. Körfer
  • D. Horstkotte


The epidemiology of valvar heart disease is changing with decreasing numbers of patients with “rheumatic” lesions and increasing numbers of patients with “degenerative” lesions (mainly calcific aortic valve stenosis (AS) and mitral regurgitation), which is accompanied by the constant increase in patient age at the time of surgical intervention [1, 2].


Aortic Valve Aortic Stenosis Heart Valve Aortic Valve Replacement Aortic Valve Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia Piper
    • 1
  • D. Hering
  • G. Kleikamp
  • R. Körfer
  • D. Horstkotte
  1. 1.Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRWKlinik für KardiologieBad OeynhausenGermany

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