Aortic root dilatation may alter the dimensions of the valve leaflets.

@article{Thubrikar2005AorticRD,
  title={Aortic root dilatation may alter the dimensions of the valve leaflets.},
  author={Mano J. Thubrikar and Michel R. Labrosse and Kenton J. Zehr and Francis Robicsek and Geoffrey G Gong and Brett L Fowler},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={850-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Valve-sparing surgery can be used in patients with dilated aortic roots and aortic insufficiency (AI) but has not become a common practice, in part because the spared valve may be incompetent. Our goal was to study how the dimensions of the aortic root and leaflets have changed in such patients. METHODS Fourteen patients with dilated aortic root… CONTINUE READING