Female Underrepresentation and Higher Mortality in Aortic Valve Replacements Remain. Part 1 - SAVR

Female Underrepresentation and Higher Mortality in Aortic Valve Replacements Remain. Part 1 - SAVR

1. Abstract
1.1. Background: Aortic valve replacement is second only to coronary artery bypass grafting in number of cardiac surgeries performed annually. Despite an almost equal prevalence of aortic stenosis the referral to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) of females is lower and unexplained, although some refer to differences in risk and outcome. However, still unsolved and the impact of SAVR compared to the population survival remains.