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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Kaempchen, S; Guenther, T; Toschke, M; Grunkemeier, GL; Wottke, M; Lange, R 
Title:
Assessing the benefit of biological valve prostheses: cumulative incidence (actual) vs. Kaplan-Meier (actuarial) analysis. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: The standard method of analysing structural valve degeneration (SVD) of biological prostheses is the Kaplan-Meier method. In order to assess SVD with regard to competing risks (e.g. death particularly in elderly patients) cumulative incidence (actual analysis) was compared to Kaplan-Meier (actuarial analysis). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 257 patients older than 60 years, who underwent mitral valve replacement with different biological prostheses between 1974 and 2000. Reopera...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
23 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
710-3; discussion 713-4 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1010-7940 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie