Ten-Year Comparison of Pericardial Tissue Valves Versus Mechanical Prostheses for Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients Younger Than 60 Years of Age

Study Questions:

How did survival and freedom from valve-related morbid events compare in a propensity-matched comparison of patients <60 years of age who underwent Carpentier-Edwards pericardial versus bileaflet mechanical prosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR)?