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Mitral valve replacements in adults
Mitral valve replacements in adults (April 14, 2015 - Insidermedicine)
From New York - A new study in published in JAMA elucidates the differing risk profiles of the two available mitral valve replacements, among non-elderly adults. Between the two possible replacement valves types, mechanical and bioprosthetic, this study found is no significant difference in 15-year survival in those aged 50-69. However, the incidence of stroke and bleeding events was higher in the mechanical group, with the rate of reoperation being higher in the bioprosthesis group.
 
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