Cusp prolapse repair in trileaflet aortic valves: free margin plication and free margin resuspension techniques.

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BACKGROUND Cusp prolapse management is important in aortic valve (AV) sparing and repair to achieve durable results. We analyzed the midterm outcomes of two different techniques for trileaflet AV prolapse repair. METHODS Between 1996 and 2008, 376 patients underwent elective AV repair: 88 with trileaflet AV (23%) had cusp prolapse repair, plication… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.04.064

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