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

Paul A. Robiolio*, Vera H. Rigolin, Steven E. Hearne, William A. Baker, Katherine B. Kisslo, Cynthia H. Pierce, Thomas M. Bashore, J. Kevin Harrison

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-615
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume76
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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