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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Bleiziffer, S; Eichinger, WB; Hettich, I; Guenzinger, R; Ruzicka, D; Bauernschmitt, R; Lange, R 
Title:
Prediction of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch prior to aortic valve replacement: which is the best method? 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: To predict the occurrence of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch (VP-PM) after aortic valve replacement (AVR), the surgeon needs to estimate the postoperative effective orifice area index (EOAI). AIM: To compare different methods of predicting VP-PM. METHODS: The effective orifice area (EOA) of 383 patients who had undergone AVR between July 2000 and January 2005 with various aortic valve prostheses was obtained echocardiographically 6 months after the operation. We tested the efficacy...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Heart 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
93 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
615-20 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1355-6037 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie