Outcomes after repair or replacement of dysfunctional quadricuspid aortic valve.

@article{Idrees2015OutcomesAR,
  title={Outcomes after repair or replacement of dysfunctional quadricuspid aortic valve.},
  author={Jay J. Idrees and Eric E. Roselli and Amr A Arafat and Douglas R. Johnston and Lars Georg Svensson and Joseph F Sabik and Gosta Bengt Pettersson},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={79-82}
}
OBJECTIVE Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) morphology is rare (0.008%) but often dysfunctional, manifesting early or late in life. No large series have been evaluated. Current objectives are to characterize these patients, and assess repair possibilities and outcomes. METHODS From 1989 to 2010, a total of 19,722 patients underwent aortic valve surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Thirty-one (0.0016%) patients had dysfunctional QAV and underwent repair or replacement for moderate to severe aortic… CONTINUE READING