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You are here: Contents > 2002 > Volume 11 Number 4 July 2002 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Parsonnetıs Risk Score Predicts Late Survival but not Late Functional Results after Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarians

Parsonnetıs Risk Score Predicts Late Survival but not Late Functional Results after Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarians

Thierry Caus MD, Daphnée Calon MD, Frédéric Collart MD, Pablo Marin MD, Yves Serre MD, Thierry Mesana MD

In order to assess whether outcome after valve aortic replacement (AVR) in octogenarians can be anticipated by their preoperative clinical status, early and late results of 101 consecutive patients operated on for AVR between 1988 and 1998 were reviewed. Data were

analyzed according to the Parsonnet¹s risk score (PRS) evaluated preoperatively for each patient. It was confirmed that the PRS overestimated the operative risk of AVR in octogenarians. It also appeared to predict late survival, but not any postoperative functional benefits.

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