Aortic root and cusp configuration determine aortic valve function.

  title={Aortic root and cusp configuration determine aortic valve function.},
  author={Benjamin Oliver Bierbach and Diana Aicher and Omar Abu Issa and Hagen Bomberg and Stefan Gr{\"a}ber and Petra Glombitza and Hans-Joachim Sch{\"a}fers},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={38 4},
OBJECTIVE Normalisation of aortic root and cusp configuration is a prerequisite for successful aortic valve repair (AVR). Using transthoracic echocardiography, we studied aortic root dimensions relative to body size in normal subjects and AVR patients. METHODS Aortic roots of healthy volunteers (n=130, age 27.9 ± 16.9 years) were examined for aortoventricular (AV), sinus (S), sinutubular-junction diameters (ST) and effective height (height difference between the AV plane and central… CONTINUE READING

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