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Survival advantage of stentless aortic bioprostheses.

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BACKGROUND: Bioprostheses (BPs) are used to avoid anticoagulation after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients over 65 years of age. Stentless BPs offer established hemodynamic benefits. We sought to determine whether these advantages translate into improved survival. METHODS: Between 1993 and 1997, follow-up data (for Food and Drug Administration submission) were collected prospectively for 160 consecutive, unselected hospital survivors who received the Freestyle valve (FS). Equivalent d...

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Volume:
70
Issue:
3
Pages:
785-790
Publication date:
2000-09-01
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EISSN:
1552-6259
ISSN:
0003-4975
Language:
English
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324116
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2012-12-19

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