Aortic Valve Replacement in a 92-Year-Old Woman

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe Rosai Hospital, Kobe, Japan)

Kunio Gan Noboru Wakita Masahiro Sakata
Kyouzou Inoue
A case of aortic valve replacement in a 92-year-old woman is reported. Severe aortic valve stenosis was pointed out when she suffered from congestive heart failure (CHF). After medical treatment for CHF, she complained of leg edema even with only mild exercise. Aortic valve replacement was performed, because her general condition and her left ventricular contraction on UCG were good. Her postoperative course was good except for a transient rapid atrial fibrillation. We think that surgery should not be withheld on the basis of age alone.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 32: 382 -384 (2003)