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- Sneha Vakamudi,
- Yuping Wu,
- Christine Jellis,
- Stephanie Mick,
- A. Gillinov,
- Tomislav Mihalijevic,
- Lars Svensson and
- Leslie Cho
Background: Women historically have poorer outcomes following mitral valve surgery. This study sought to define gender differences in the etiology of valve disease for patients undergoing mitral valve surgery.
Methods: We retrospectively analyzed primary mitral valve pathology for all patients who underwent primary mitral valve surgery at the Cleveland Clinic from the years 1972-2016. We included patients who were undergoing their first mitral valve surgery and excluded all redo operations.
Results: 29,541 unique patients were analyzed (age 63 ± 10 years; 43% female). Men had a higher prevalence of degenerative and ischemic valve disease (p<0.001), while women had a prevalence of rheumatic valve disease (p<0.001). [Table 1.]
Conclusions: In this large, single institution experience, men and women undergoing mitral valve surgery do not share similar etiologies of mitral valve disease. More men present with degenerative and ischemic mitral valve disease, while rheumatic valve disease is more common in women.
Poster Hall, Hall C
Friday, March 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session Title: Valvular Heart Disease: Mitral Valve Disease
Abstract Category: 36. Valvular Heart Disease: Clinical
Presentation Number: 1145-030
- 2017 American College of Cardiology Foundation