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Hemodynamic valve deterioration of surgically implanted aortic valve increases mortality risk

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eMediNexus    15 July 2018

Hemodynamic valve deterioration (HVD) of surgically implanted aortic bioprostheses on Doppler echocardiography is independently associated with a marked increase in the risk of valve reintervention or mortality, according to a study published online July 9, 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Leaflet calcification, insulin resistance and dysmetabolic profile were predictors of HVD.

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