Replacement of the aortic root in patients with Marfan's syndrome.


BACKGROUND Replacement of the aortic root with a prosthetic graft and valve in patients with Marfan's syndrome may prevent premature death from rupture of an aneurysm or aortic dissection. We reviewed the results of this surgical procedure at 10 experienced surgical centers. METHODS A total of 675 patients with Marfan's syndrome underwent replacement of… (More)