Quality of life after aortic valve replacement with tissue and mechanical implants Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aortic Valve
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • The use of tissue valve implants versus mechanical valve implants has little influence on improvement in quality of life at 18 months following aortic valve replacement. Thus, decisions about whether to choose a tissue valve or mechanical valve implant should depend upon other factors such as rates of complications and differences in the life span of the implants.

publication date

  • August 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2003.12.014

PubMed ID

  • 15282464

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 266

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 128

number

  • 2