PMID: 709126Sep 30, 1978Paper

Heart valve replacement in the elderly

British Medical Journal
A H de BonoB B Milstein


From January 1973 to December 1976, 70 operations for heart valve replacement were performed on 68 patients aged 65--75 years. These comprised 40 aortic valve replacements, 27 mitral valve replacements, and three aortic and mitral valve replacements. Three patients died within 30 days of operation (early mortality 4.3%), and five died 12 weeks to three years after operation. Four patients showed no improvement. The results were excellent or good in the remaining 56 patients. Valve replacemnt can restore to a useful independent life elderly patients who would otherwise be a burden on costly social and medical domiciliary services. The indications for valve surgery in the elderly should therefore be the same as in any other age group.


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