Left ventricular performance improves late after aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis and reduced ejection fraction.


Journal Article

EF in patients with aortic stenosis and reduced EF who underwent aortic valve replacement did not improve by 1 week postoperatively despite rectification of afterload mismatch. By 6 months, however, EF significantly improved without any further change in ventricular loading conditions. This implies that the benefit from aortic valve replacement (when measured by LV ejection performance) may not be evident until late postoperatively.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robiolio, PA; Rigolin, VH; Hearne, SE; Baker, WA; Kisslo, KB; Pierce, CH; Bashore, TM; Harrison, JK

Published Date

  • September 15, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 612 - 615

PubMed ID

  • 7677090

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7677090

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)80168-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States