Download PDFPDF
Valvular heart disease
Moderate patient-prosthesis mismatch after valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis has no impact on short-term and long-term mortality
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

  • Published on:
    Is there a relationship between moderate prosthesis patient mismatch and long-term
    • Murat Biteker, Cardiology Resident
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mehmet Özkan

    To the Editor: We read with great interest the article by Mascherbauer and coworkers, (1) in which they reported the short-term and long-term mortality results of moderate patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) after valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis. PPM, generates a great controversy with respect to its clinical relevance and in relation to its effect on survival after operation. Evidence of an association between PP...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Moderate patient-prosthesis mismatch can impact on mortality after aortic valve replacement
    • Jean G. Dumesnil, M.D
    • Other Contributors:
      • Julien Magne, Nicolas Girerd, Philippe Pibarot

    Dear Editor,

    We have read with interest the article of Mascherbauer et al.[1] recently published in Heart and we congratulate our colleagues for an honest effort on shedding some light on an important issue which is still generating some controversy. Nonetheless, based on the title and the conclusions of both the abstract and the paper, we are concerned that the paper may unfortunately convey the wrong message i....

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.