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The 10 Commandments for Aortic Valve Repair

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Source Name: Innovations


Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Aortic valve repair is complex, and techniques must be tailored to the pathology. With this in mind, the author summarizes his core philosophy on aortic valve repair in 10 points:

  1. Be prepared!
  2. Know the geometry of the aortic valve
  3. Understand the echocardiographic analysis of the aortic valve
  4. Do not trust looks!
  5. Identify suitable substrates
  6. Keep the repair simple and reproducible
  7. Assess the repair result systematically
  8. Carefully consider the alternatives
  9. Follow your patients/Learn from your failures
  10. Share your results

Each point is discussed in more depth in this editorial.

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