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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).

The Value of Aortic Valve Replacement in Elderly Patients: An economic analysis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2007; 133(3): 603-7. http://www.jtcvsonline.org/article/S0022-5223(06)01477-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
The Value of Aortic Valve Replacement in Elderly Patients: An economic analysis
Publication
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publication Date
2007
Volume & Issue
Volume 133, Issue 3
Pages
603-7
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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