Laronica McPherson

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BACKGROUND The David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement (David V) has been shown to provide excellent long-term valve function and low rates of valve-related complications in the elective treatment of aortic root aneurysms. The safety and durability of the David V in the repair of acute type A aortic dissection (type A) are currently unclear. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the early results of the David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement procedure in expanded, higher risk clinical scenarios with appropriately selected patients. METHODS From 2005 to 2011, 150 David V valve-sparing aortic root replacements were performed within Emory Healthcare. A total of 78 patients (expanded group) had undergone(More)
BACKGROUND Valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR) is an attractive therapy for aortic root aneurysms; however, there is a paucity of data comparing VSRR with conventional root replacement using a mechanical valve-conduit (MECH). This study evaluates and compares outcomes of VSRR and MECH. METHODS A retrospective review from 2002 to 2015 at a US academic(More)
BACKGROUND Valve-sparing root replacement is controversial in patients with significant aortic insufficiency (AI) because the aortic valve cusps often require repair, which may potentially jeopardize long-term valve function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate valve function and left ventricular reverse remodeling in patients undergoing valve-sparing(More)
OBJECTIVES Reoperative aortic root replacement is a challenging procedure associated with significant mortality and morbidity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcomes of reoperative aortic root replacement when performed in a number of complex clinical settings and to identify risk factors for operative mortality and long-term survival. (More)
BACKGROUND Valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR) is an established therapy for aortic root pathology. However, late aortic valve dysfunction requiring reoperation remains a primary concern of this procedure. This study examines risk factors for late aortic insufficiency (AI) and aortic stenosis (AS) after David V VSRR. METHODS A retrospective review from(More)
The diagnosis of the Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber (KTW) syndrome is rarely made antenatally. We report the use of both ultrasound and in utero magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the prenatal diagnosis of this syndrome. This is the first report of the use of prenatal MRI in the diagnosis of this condition. There was concordance in the findings of both(More)
BACKGROUND Valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR) is an established therapy for aortic root pathology. Limited insight exists when the results of VSRR are compared with those of conventional root replacement with use of a bioprosthetic composite conduit (BIO). This study compares the operative and midterm results of VSRR and BIO. METHODS A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND The David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSRR) is an established and durable method of root reconstruction for varying pathologies. However, the impact of the severity of preoperative aortic regurgitation (AR) on long-term durability remains unclear. The purpose of this research was to investigate the impact of the degree of(More)
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