[Aortic root replacement as redo operation].

  title={[Aortic root replacement as redo operation].},
  author={Keiichi Tambara and Atsushi Amano},
  journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery},
  volume={62 11},
Aortic root replacement (ARR) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) or ARR is often a major challenge. We performed 12 cases (7 men and 5 women) of ARR as redo operation from July 2002 to June 2009 in our institution. There was no mortality. Among them. ARR was performed in 5 cases, and AVR in 6 cases, at the previous operation. The age at the redo operation was 59.6 +/- 12.7 years. The mean interval between the previous and the redo operations was 6.8 years. In the cases of previous AVR… CONTINUE READING