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

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    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....

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