Aortic valve repair versus replacement in bicuspid aortic valve disease.

@article{Davierwala2003AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve repair versus replacement in bicuspid aortic valve disease.},
  author={Piroze M. Davierwala and Tirone Esperidiao David and Susan K. Armstrong and J. S. Ivanov},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          679-86; discussion 686
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to compare the results of aortic valve repair and replacement with biological valves in adult patients with aortic insufficiency (AI) caused by congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) METHODS: Forty-four patients who had aortic valve repair were matched for age and left ventricular function to 44 patients who had aortic valve replacement (AVR) with biological valves. Patients were followed annually using echocardiography. The mean follow up was 2… CONTINUE READING

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