The number of patients undergoing surgical heart valve repair has been increasing during the last years, particularly in high-volume centers. Several factors related to poor outcomes after surgical repair have been identified in different observational studies, leading to a better preoperative patient selection and improved long-term clinical and echocardiographic follow-up.
|Translated title of the contribution||Evolution of surgical heart valve repair techniques: Implications for the follow-up|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine