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Aortic root replacement: comparison of clinical outcome between different surgical techniques

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Catalin Constantin Badiu, Marcus André Deutsch, Constantinos Sideris, Markus Krane, Ina Hettich, Bernhard Voss, Domenico Mazzitelli, and Rüdiger Lange

The authors compare 3 groups of patients undergoing aortic root replacement for ascending aorta aneurysm: valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR, n = 178), Bentall procedure with biological conduit (n = 91) or mechanical conduit (n = 101). Patients with VSRR had the best 5-year survival and low incidence of bleeding complications. The authors suggest the VSRR procedure as first choice for patients with ascending aortic aneurysms.


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