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Table 1 Preoperative data

From: Surgery for severe aortic stenosis with low transvalvular gradient and poor left ventricular function – a single centre experience and review of the literature

  LG-Group n = 13 HG-Group n = 17
f/m ratio (n) 2:11 8:9
Age (y, mean, range) 65 (43–77) 69 (33–86)
Symptoms:   
Dyspnoea 11 pts (85%) 12 pts (70%)
Respiratory insufficiency 5 pts (38%) 6 pts (35%)
Syncope 2 pts (15%) 1 pt (6%)
Cardiogenic shock 2 pts (15%) 2 pts (11%)
AF 4 pts (30%) 4 pts (23%)
Balloon valvuloplasty 0 pt 2 pts (11%)
NYHA class III/IV 9 pts (69%) 12 pts (70%)
Priority:   
Emergent 2 pts (15%) 3 pts (17%)
Admission-to-surgery   
interval (d, mean, range) 33.2 (5–85) 11.5 (1–60)
EuroSCORE (mean, range)   
logistic (%) 22.3 (2.77–59.48) 21.03 (3.13–84.53)
additive 9.8 (3–16) 9.4 (5–19)
  1. AF atrial fibrillation, d days, f/m female/male, h hours, HG high gradient, LG low gradient