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Life expectancy and quality of life gains from AVR

A study of 4,617 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) over a period of 20 years found significant gains in life expectancy and quality of life — 43,166 net life-years gained at a net value of $11.2 billion (~$14.2 billion in 2017 dollars).

Wu Y, Grunkmeier G, Starr A. The Value of Aortic Valve Replacement in Elderly Patients: An economic analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007; 133(3): 603-7.


The Value of Aortic Valve Replacement in Elderly Patients: An economic analysis
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
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Wu Y, Grunkmeier G, Starr A
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Volume 133, Issue 3
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