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