Biomechanical properties of the Marfan's aortic root and ascending aorta before and after personalised external aortic root support surgery.

Marfan syndrome is an inherited systemic connective tissue disease which may lead to aortic root disease causing dilatation, dissection and rupture of the aorta. The standard treatment is a major operation involving either an artificial valve and aorta or a complex valve repair. More recently, a personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) has been… CONTINUE READING