Repair of bicuspid aortic valves in patients with aortic regurgitation.

@article{khoury2006RepairOB,
  title={Repair of bicuspid aortic valves in patients with aortic regurgitation.},
  author={Gebrine El khoury and Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde and David Glineur and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Pierard and Robert R Verhelst and Jean Rubay and Jean-Christophe Funken and Christine Watremez and Parla Astarci and Val{\'e}rie Lacroix and A. Didon Poncelet and Philippe Henri Noirhomme},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={114 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          I610-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bicuspid aortic valve regurgitation can be caused by a defect in the valve itself or by dysfunction of one or more components of the aortic root complex. A successful repair thus requires correction of all aspects of the problem simultaneously. We review our experience addressing both the valve and the aortic root when correcting bicuspid valve regurgitation. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1996 and 2004, we treated 68 patients for aortic regurgitation. Thirty patients had isolated… CONTINUE READING

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