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The impact of prosthesis–patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement varies according to age at operation
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    PATIENT-PROSTHESIS MISMATCH IN PATIENTS UNDER 70 YEARS OF AGE: DOES IT HAVE AN IMPACT ON SURVIVAL BUT NOT ON VENTRICULAR MASS REGRESSION?
    • Rocio Diaz, MD
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      • Rocio Diaz, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Blanca Meana and Cesar Moris.
    Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy caused by severe aortic stenosis is highly associated with sudden death, congestive heart failure and stroke. After aortic valve replacement (AVR) the pressure gradient between the left ventricle and ascending aorta decreases and reverse left ventricular modeling begins to appear. However, if a certain degree of residual aortic stenosis remains, reverse modeling may be compromised which can affect...
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