J Heart Stroke | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access
José Fernando Guadalajara-Boo1*, Eugenia Ruiz-Esparza2, Hugo Rodríguez-Zanella2, AntonioAriaz-Godinez3 and Samuel Ramírez-Marroquín4
1Head of Clinical Cardiology, National Institute of Mexico, Mexico
2Echocardiography Department, National Institute of Mexico, Mexico
3Head Echocardiography Department, National Institute of Mexico, Mexico
4Head of Cardiovascular Pediatric Surgery, National Institute of Mexico, Mexico
*Correspondance to: José Fernando Guadalajara-BooFulltext PDF
In valvular heart disease, heart failure due to intrinsic myocardial damage causes surgical high mortality. When patient survives surgical time; the functional class not always is below II, and longterm mortality is high. On the other hand, when heart failure is due to excessive afterload and normal myocardial structure, the reduction of excessive afterload normalizes ventricular function, reduce surgical mortality and improve long term survival.
Afterload Mismatch; Aortic Valve Disease; Heart Failure
Guadalajara-Boo JF, Ramírez- Marroquín S, Rodríguez-Zanella H. Afterload – Mismatch: It’s Importance in Surgical Decision Making. J Heart Stroke. 2017; 2(1): 1014.