Quadricuspid aortic valve plasty: is it worth it to repair as an alternative to substitution?


We present the case of a 49-year-old man with an abnormal aortic valve formed by four cusps (three equal large cusps and one smaller cusp; type 1 according to Hurwits and Roberts classification) with a marked lack of coaptation that caused a severe aortic valve insufficiency. The patient underwent a repair of the defect with a tricuspidalization of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.06.036


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