Replacement of calcified ascending aorta in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.

Abstract

Background Aortic stenosis (AS) with an extensively calcified ascending aorta is a growing indication for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) because aortic manipulation during surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) is unsafe in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of AVR plus ascending aorta replacement (AAR) in… (More)
DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2017.10.100

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