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Figure 2 | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Figure 2

From: Effect of surgeon on transprosthetic gradients after aortic valve replacement with Freestyle® stentless bioprosthesis and its consequences: A follow-up study in 587 patients

Figure 2

Mean scores of the six NHP sections compared to the age- and gender-matched general German population. The QoL after AVR with the stentless bioprosthesis over the follow-up time was compared to the general German population of the same age and gender. Besides from the section "pain" the patients after AVR showed no significant differences to the normal population. Our observation that the patients after AVR have lower values for pain may be explained by misunderstanding of the questionnaires: the patients thought that the question asking for pain mean only cardiac related pain, whereas in the general population all other kinds of pain were included.

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