Aortic valve replacement in geriatric patients with small aortic roots: are sutureless valves the future?

@article{Shrestha2013AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve replacement in geriatric patients with small aortic roots: are sutureless valves the future?},
  author={Malakh Lal Shrestha and Ilona Maeding and Klaus Hoeffler and Nurbol Koigeldiyev and Georg Marsch and Thierry T Siemeni and Felix Fleissner and Axel Haverich},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={778-82; discussion 782}
}
OBJECTIVES Aortic valve replacement (AVR) in geriatric patients (>75 years) with small aortic roots is a challenge. Patient-prosthesis mismatch and the long cross-clamp time necessary for stentless valves or root enlargement are matters of concern. We compared the results of AVR with sutureless valves (Sorin Perceval), against those with conventional biological valves. METHODS Between April 2007 and December 2012, 120 isolated AVRs were performed in patients with a small annulus (<22 mm) at… CONTINUE READING