Reduction aortoplasty for dilatation of the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve.

@article{Bauer2002ReductionAF,
  title={Reduction aortoplasty for dilatation of the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve.},
  author={Matthias Bauer and Miralem Pasi{\'c} and Raymond Schaffarzyk and Henryk Siniawski and Friedrich D Knollmann and Rudolf X. Meyer and Roland Hetzer},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={720-3; discussion 724}
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with bicuspid aortic valve tend to develop a dilatation of the ascending aorta. It is controversial whether the dilated ascending aorta should be replaced with a tube graft or whether the diameter of the aorta should be reduced by reduction aortoplasty. Furthermore, it is unclear whether an external prosthetic support of the reduction aortoplasty is necessary. The aim of this study is to analyze the results of reduction aortoplasty with and without external prosthetic… CONTINUE READING

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