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… [ Get More Details ]
Undertreatment of patients with sSAS
AS is often undertreated — one study found that 56% of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) patients referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon were not operated on.
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Survival Rates of SAS Patients with and without SAVR
Patients with severe aortic stenosis (SAS) ages 80+ who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) have 1-year, 2-year, and 5-year survival rates of 87%, 78%, and 68% respectively — compared with… [ Get More Details ]