Importance of Exercise Capacity in Predicting Outcomes and Determining Optimal Timing of Surgery in Significant Primary Mitral Regurgitation Valvular Heart Disease

Conclusion In patients with primary MR that underwent exercise echocardiography followed by MV surgery, lower achieved metabolic equivalents were associated with worse long-term outcomes. In those with preserved exercise capacity, delaying MV surgery by ≥1 year did not adversely affect outcomes.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Valvular Heart Disease Source Type: research

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Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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