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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 42(3): 368-370

Published online June 5, 2009

Copyright © Journal of Chest Surgery.

Emergency Aortic Valve Replacement for a 95-year-old Patient

Won Ho Chang, M.D.*, Wook Youm, M.D.*, Jung Wook Han, M.D.*, Hong Chul Oh, M.D.*, Min Su Hyon, M.D.**, Hyun Jo Kim, M.D.*

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As the average age of the general population increases, a growing number of elderly patients are presenting for cardiac operations. Although aortic valve replacement in patients aged 80 years and older has been shown to have excellent outcomes with good long-term survival rates, some physicians are still hesitant to refer elderly patients for surgical intervention. A 95-years old female was admitted to our hospital with cardiogenic shock and an emergency operation was required. She was successfully treated with emergency aortic valve replacement. We report here on a case of successful emergency surgical treatment for aortic stenosis in a 95 years old woman. (Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;42:368-370)

Keywords: 1. Aortic valve, surgery, 2. Old age

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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 42(3): 368-370

Published online June 5, 2009

Copyright © Journal of Chest Surgery.

Emergency Aortic Valve Replacement for a 95-year-old Patient

Won Ho Chang, M.D.*, Wook Youm, M.D.*, Jung Wook Han, M.D.*, Hong Chul Oh, M.D.*, Min Su Hyon, M.D.**, Hyun Jo Kim, M.D.*

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As the average age of the general population increases, a growing number of elderly patients are presenting for cardiac operations. Although aortic valve replacement in patients aged 80 years and older has been shown to have excellent outcomes with good long-term survival rates, some physicians are still hesitant to refer elderly patients for surgical intervention. A 95-years old female was admitted to our hospital with cardiogenic shock and an emergency operation was required. She was successfully treated with emergency aortic valve replacement. We report here on a case of successful emergency surgical treatment for aortic stenosis in a 95 years old woman. (Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;42:368-370)

Keywords: 1. Aortic valve, surgery, 2. Old age

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