- Nov 4, 2012
- Queensland, OzTrayLeeYa
thanks ... I was going to ask what you were managing your afib with ... have you been on metoprolol?I really would like to get off the felecinide and with open heart he can do the maze procedure for my afib.
I was looking at some rather disturbing stats and pages so good to hear you aren't tempted to to trans-femoral everything.
Someone said to me that the Magna may be a more reliable choice long term than the Resilia but this study (looking out to 10 years, which btw isn't what I'd call long) found:
This cohort study assesses the reintervention, all-cause mortality, and heart failure hospitalization rates for each type of bioprosthetic aortic valve used in Sweden.
Three valve series (Hancock, Perimount Magna, and Perimount) had a lower association with the composite end point compared with the other valve series. A major strength of the study by Hickey et al15 was its large study population (n = 54 866). This strength enabled the detailed analysis of valve models, whereas the present study needed to group models more inclusively.
In this cohort study, additional sensitivity analyses on model level showed that the differences between the valve models in each group were small and not clinically relevant. Although these findings support the rationale to analyze valve model groups in this study, heart valve upgrades or modifications within the same series cannot be assumed to yield similar or improved results as compared with the previous model.