Aortic annular enlargement during aortic valve replacement: improving results with time.

@article{Peterson2007AorticAE,
  title={Aortic annular enlargement during aortic valve replacement: improving results with time.},
  author={Mark D Peterson and Michael Andrew Borger and Christopher Michael Feindel and Tirone E. David},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={2044-9}
}
BACKGROUND Enlargement of the aortic annulus during aortic valve replacement permits insertion of a larger prosthetic valve. Previous reports suggest patch enlargement of the aortic annulus increases operative morbidity and mortality during aortic valve replacement. We compared outcomes for this procedure in a contemporary group of patients with those operated on during an earlier era, to determine whether aortic annular enlargement is still associated with worse outcomes. METHODS We reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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