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Impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation or surgical aortic valve replacement on right ventricular function-the reply
  1. Aleksander Kempny1,
  2. Gerhard-Paul Diller1,
  3. Gerrit Kaleschke1,
  4. Stefan Orwat1,
  5. Angela Funke1,
  6. Renate Schmidt1,
  7. Gregor Kerckhoff1,
  8. Farshad Ghezelbash2,
  9. Andreas Rukosujew2,
  10. Holger Reinecke1,
  11. Hans H Scheld2,
  12. Helmut Baumgartner1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease Center, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany
  2. 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor Helmut Baumgartner, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease Center, University Hospital Muenster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Muenster 48149, Germany; helmut.baumgartner{at}ukmuenster.de

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The Authors’ reply We thank Beth Unsworth et al for adding to the discussion on the impact of cardiac surgery on right ventricular function and for contributing their experience on this topic.

In our surgical patient group we did not have any minimally invasive aortic valve replacements at this time.1 Thus, we cannot comment on the possible differences of right ventricular …

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