Is redo mitral mortality getting better or getting worse?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Zubarevich et al. present the 30 day and 1-year outcomes of redo mitral valve replacement in 58 high-risk patients. The authors conclude that careful patient selection and risk stratification provides acceptable surgical results in this cohort. This series reminds us that increased use of bioprostheses, increased use of mitral replacement instead of repair, and an aging population drive the volume of high-risk redo mitral replacement. It remains to be seen whether redo mitral mortality is getting better or worse, but the risk and the patients will be with us for some time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glower, DD

Published Date

  • September 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3205 - 3206

PubMed ID

  • 34218461

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8191

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jocs.15789


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States