Aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardium for patients aged less than 60 years.

@article{Ozaki2014AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardium for patients aged less than 60 years.},
  author={Shigeyuki Ozaki and Isamu Kawase and Hiromasa Yamashita and Yukinari Nozawa and Mikio Takatoh and So Hagiwara and Nagaki Kiyohara},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={148 3},
  pages={934-8}
}
OBJECTIVE We have performed an original aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardium. The feasibility for patients aged less than 60 years is reviewed. METHODS From April 2007 to April 2013, aortic valve reconstruction was performed in 108 patients aged less than 60 years. A total of 51 patients had aortic stenosis, 7 patients had annuloaortic ectasia, 7 patients had infective endocarditis, and 43 patients had aortic regurgitation. Fifty-seven patients had bicuspid valves, and 11… CONTINUE READING