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Management of dilated ascending aorta during aortic valve replacement: Valve replacement alone versus aorta wrapping versus aorta replacement

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


SH Lee, JB Kim, DH Kim, S-H Jung, SJ Choo, CH Chung, JW Lee

Management of a dilated ascending aorta at the time of AVR was investigated in patients undergoing AVR alone (362), AVR plus aortic wrapping (67), or AVR plus aortic replacement (70).  Long-term outcomes including death and aortic expansion were similar among the 3 groups.    

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