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Upcoming Webinar: Small Aortic Root—Annular Enlargement vs. Total Replacement
CTSNet is excited to host a debate on the topic of aortic root enlargement (AAE) vs. total root replacement (ARR) for the small aortic root. Cardiac surgery experts Bo Yang, Michael Reardon, Joseph Bavaria, Vinod Thourani, and Ismail El-Hamamsy will each share their unique preferences, explanations, and arguments for which procedure is optimal.
The webinar took place on October 19 from 7:00–8:00 p.m. (EST, UTC -4:00). For those who cannot attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available on CTSNet by Friday, October 21. Registrants unable to attend will be notified of the recording source via email.
- Why bigger valves are needed in patients with normal annulus in SAVR
- Techniques of aortic annular enlargement for larger valves
- Techniques of root replacement for larger valves
- Life-time management for patients needing AVR
- Potential low risk randomized trials
The webinar will also invite questions from the audience for the panelists to weigh in on.
Vinod Thourani, Piedmont Heart Institute
Barbara Hamilton, University of Michigan Health
Bo Yang, University of Michigan Health
Michael Reardon, Methodist DeBaket Heart & Vascular Center
Joseph Bavaria, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Ismail El-Hamamsy, Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai