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Aortic Root Replacement for Children With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Nishant D. Patel, Diane Alejo, Todd Crawford, Narutoshi Hibino, Harry C. Dietz, Duke E. Cameron, Luca A. Vricella

Surgery for treatment of this aortopathy entailing aortic root replacement was assessed in this single institution retrospective study of 34 children.  90% had valve sparing surgery; there was no operative mortality.  Reintervention is commonly needed, and frequent surveillance imaging is recommended.

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