Aortic regurgitation after valve-sparing aortic root replacement: modes of failure.

@article{Oka2011AorticRA,
  title={Aortic regurgitation after valve-sparing aortic root replacement: modes of failure.},
  author={Takanori Oka and Yutaka Okita and Masamichi Matsumori and Kenji Okada and Hitoshi Minami and Hiroshi Munakata and Takeshi Inoue and Akiko S Tanaka and Toshihito Sakamoto and Atsushi Omura and Takuo Nomura},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={1639-44}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the positive clinical results of valve-sparing aortic root replacement, little is known about the causes of reoperations and the modes of failure. METHODS From October 1999 to June 2010, 101 patients underwent valve-sparing aortic root replacement using the David reimplantation technique. The definition of aortic root repair failure included the following: (1) intraoperative conversion to the Bentall procedure; (2) reoperation performed because of aortic regurgitation; and… CONTINUE READING
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