External aortic root support for Marfan syndrome: early clinical results in the first 20 recipients with a bespoke implant.

@article{Pepper2010ExternalAR,
  title={External aortic root support for Marfan syndrome: early clinical results in the first 20 recipients with a bespoke implant.},
  author={John R. Pepper and Km John Chan and Jemyrr A Gavino and Tal Golesworthy and Raad Mohiaddin and Tom Treasure},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 9},
  pages={370-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Fatal aortic dissection occurs at young age in Marfan syndrome. Prevention relies on elective replacement of the aortic root. The placement of an external aortic root support, tailored to the anatomy of the individual patient has been proposed as a feasible alternative. DESIGN, SETTING AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: External aortic root support was offered to patients with Marfan syndrome with aortic root diameter of 40-55 mm and without aortic regurgitation. By computer-aided design, a… CONTINUE READING
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