Aortic valve replacement in a patient with Takayasu's disease without cross-clamping the calcified ascending aorta.

@article{Athanasiou2004AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve replacement in a patient with Takayasu's disease without cross-clamping the calcified ascending aorta.},
  author={Thanos Athanasiou and Pankaj Kumar and Hutan Ashrafian and Sujit Nair and Alex Charitou and Rex Del Stanbridge},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={376-8}
}
The case of a 42-year-old female requiring surgical management of aortic regurgitation, secondary to Takayasu's disease, with a co-existing heavily calcified ascending aorta is described. In order to address aortic valve surgery with such calcific disease affecting the ascending aorta and peripheral vessels, we present a simple and safe technique that… CONTINUE READING