Prevention of valve prosthesis—patient mismatch before aortic valve replacement : does it matter and is it feasible?
|Authors:||Pibarot, Philippe; Dumesnil, Jean G.|
|Abstract:||In this issue of Heart, Bleiziffer et al present a study evaluating the best method to predict valve prosthesis–patient mismatch (VP–PM) before aortic valve replacement. As they point out, VP–PM remains a controversial issue, and the use of different methods to identify VP–PM might have contributed to the contradictory results reported in previous studies. Their findings are important from two standpoints: (1) they demonstrate that not all methods are equally efficient in this regard and that in fact some approaches that purport to attain this objective are for all practical purposes useless; (2) they further confirm that when the right method is used, VP–PM can be predicted and also largely prevented by using a simple strategy at the time of operation.|
|Document Type:||Article de recherche|
|Issue Date:||1 May 2007|
|Open Access Date:||Restricted access|
|This document was published in:||Heart, Vol. 93 (5), 549–551 (2007)|
BMJ Pub. Group
|Collection:||Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture|
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