Composite valve graft versus separate aortic valve and ascending aortic replacement: is there still a role for the separate procedure?

@article{Yun1997CompositeVG,
  title={Composite valve graft versus separate aortic valve and ascending aortic replacement: is there still a role for the separate procedure?},
  author={Kwok L Yun and D. C. Miller and James I. Fann and Robert Scott Mitchell and Robert Clayton Robbins and Kathleen A Moore and Phillip E Oyer and Edward B. Stinson and Norman E. Shumway and Bruce A. Reitz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 9 Suppl},
  pages={II-368-75}
}
BACKGROUND To ascertain if operative technique has any bearing on outcome, the surgical results after aortic root replacement using either a composite valve graft (CVG) or a separate graft and valve (GV) were analyzed. METHODS AND RESULTS Three hundred and ninety consecutive, nonrandomized patients treated for aortic valve disease and ascending aortic aneurysm (n=278) or type A dissection (n=112 [45 acute]) between 1965 and 1995 were analyzed retrospectively. One hundred and thirty-five… CONTINUE READING

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