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Is gender an authentic risk factor for aortic valve replacement in severe aortic stenosis?
  1. Juan Caballero-Borrego1,2,
  2. J J Gomez-Doblas1,
  3. M J Jimenez-Navarro1,
  4. J H Alonso-Briales1,
  5. J M Hernandez-Garcia1
  1. 1Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga, Spain
  2. 2Hospital Clinico San Cecilio, Granada, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Juan Caballero-Borrego, Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Campus Teatinos s/n, Málaga 29010, Spain; jcabbor1{at}

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To the Editor We would like to congratulate the authors for the paper about gender differences in aortic valve replacement (AVR) in severe aortic stenosis (SAS).1 Traditionally, there have been perioperative mortality differences depending on gender,2 and these differences have been included in operative risk calculations.

In this work, the authors do not find differences in mortality between men and women. Our attention was drawn, on the one hand, to …

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