Aortic valve sparing operations.

  title={Aortic valve sparing operations.},
  author={Tirone E. David},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={23 2},
Aortic valve sparing operations were developed to preserve the aortic valve in patients with ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic insufficiency or patients with aortic root aneurysm. There are 2 types of aortic valve sparing operations, remodeling of the aortic root and reimplantation of the aortic valve. The author believes that remodeling of the aortic root is more appropriate for older patients with ascending aortic aneurysm, dilated aortic sinuses, and normal aortic annulus, whereas… CONTINUE READING