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Is Small Cusp Size a Limitation for Aortic Valve Repair?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Tatsuhiko Komiya, Takeshi Shimamoto, Michihito Nonaka, Takehiko Matsuo

The authors investigated cusp size in patients undergoing aortic valve repair for valve regurgitation. They found that most patients with small cusps have annulus cusp mismatch. They suggested that small cusp size is not a contraindication in aortic valve repair and recommended to secure annulus by plications to correct annulus cusp mismatch.

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