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Pattern of Ascending Aortic Dimensions Predicts the Growth Rate of the Aorta in Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Source Name: JACC Cardiovasc Imaging


Della Corte A, Bancone C, Buonocore M, Dialetto G, Covino FE, Manduca S, Scognamiglio G, D'Oria V, De Feo M.

Interesting retrospective study evaluating the risk factors affecting the progression of ascending aorta dilatation in 133 patients with bicuspid aortic valve, focusing on aortic morphology and cusp fusion pattern. Dilatation at the level of the sinuses of Valsalva rather than no dilatation or dilatation confined to the ascending aorta appears to be a marker of more rapid progression.

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