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      Aortic valve replacement for active infective endocarditis: 5-year survival comparison of bioprostheses, homografts and mechanical prostheses.

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          Abstract

          In the surgical treatment of acute aortic valve infective endocarditis (IE), the long-term outcome depending on the choice of valve replacement remains uncertain. We aimed to compare the impact on 5-year mortality of use of three types of implanted valves: bioprosthesis (heterograft), mechanical prosthesis and homograft.

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          Journal
          Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
          European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
          Elsevier BV
          1873-734X
          1010-7940
          May 2010
          : 37
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] CHU de Nancy, 54000, France; Nancy-Université, Faculté de médecine, EA4003, Nancy, 54000, France.
          Article
          S1010-7940(09)01076-8
          10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.11.035
          20036573
          24f3c537-ef4e-4ab0-a232-7849c1aa8738
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