Table 1

Characteristics of the 49 patients in the study

CharacteristicValue
Age (years)81.7±7.4
Male/female16 (33)/33 (67)
NYHA
 I*5 (10)
 II6 (12)
 III28 (57)
 IV10 (20)
Logistic Euroscore (%)26±13
Ejection fraction (%)57.4±8.6
Aortic valve area (cm2)0.64±0.19
Mean gradient (mm Hg)45.9±16.5
  • Values are mean±SD or number (%).

  • * New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification for the severity of heart failure.