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Upcoming Webinar: Small Aortic Root—Annular Enlargement vs. Total Replacement

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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.

View the recording!

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.

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Topics Covered

  • 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.

Webinar Faculty


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

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