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Table 6 Causes of death

From: Comparison of clinical outcomes in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement with mechanical or biological substitutes: a 20 years cohort

Cause of death* Sample (n = 91) n (%) Mechanical prosthesis (n = 52) n (%) Biological prosthesis (n = 39) n (%) p
Prosthesis-related 32 (35.2) 18 (34.6) 14 (35.9) 1.000
Others 59 (64.8) 34 (65.4) 25 (64.1) 1.000
Cardiac 21 (23.1) 12 (23.1) 9 (23.1) 1.000
Non-cardiac 36 (39.6) 21 (40.4) 15 (38.5) 1.000
Sudden or unexplained 2 (2.2) 1 (1.9) 1 (2.6) 1.000
  1. *Deaths represent 25.9% (n = 91) of the samples.