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Aortic valve replacement in young patients: should the biological prosthesis be recommended over the mechanical?

Authors: Alberto Alperi, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Isaac Pascual, Rocio Diaz, Iria Silva, Ruben Alvarez-Cabo, Pablo Avanzas, Cesar Moris

Abstract

Schnittman and colleagues have recently published a very interesting observational study from the Mount Sinai group (1). It contributes with new and useful data on the controversial issue of the most adequate aortic valve type when performing an aortic valve replacement (AVR) in young patients (under 50 years old).