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1 and 6-month mortality rates without treatment for sSAS

Waiting for treatment for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) can be deadly, with 1-month mortality at 3.7% and 6-month mortality at 11.6% (measured from the time intervention was recommended).

Mortality While Waiting for Aortic Valve Replacement. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014; 98. http://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(14)01324-1/pdf

Reference

Title
Mortality While Waiting for Aortic Valve Replacement
Publication
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
2014
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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