Aortic valve leaflet sparing and salvage surgery: evolution of techniques for aortic root reconstruction.

@article{Hopkins2003AorticVL,
  title={Aortic valve leaflet sparing and salvage surgery: evolution of techniques for aortic root reconstruction.},
  author={Richard Alan Hopkins},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={
          886-97
        }
}
Over the past 20 years, a series of procedures have been designed to reconstruct the aortic root of patients with aortic insufficiency, in whom the pathology and hence the surgery spares the valve leaflets. Such techniques have various names. Usually 'valve sparing' is used in context with chronic aortic dissection or aortic root aneurysm as in patients with Marfan's syndrome. 'Aortic valve salvage' tends to be the term of choice for similar surgical reconstruction in the setting of aortic… CONTINUE READING
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