mercredi 30 avril 2014

Greater surgeon experience increases likelihood of mitral valve repair vs replacement

Even today, significant variations – among surgeons and hospitals - still exist in the performance of mitral valve repair vs replacement for moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, shows a large-scale study. Significant associations were observed between the propensity for MV repair and both institutional and surgeon annual volume, although increasing surgeon volume appears to be the much stronger predictor. Greater surgeon experience increases likelihood of mitral valve repair vs replacement

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