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Systematic Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Regurgitation—What Should the Surgeon Know for Aortic Valve Repair?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Source Name: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Alain Berrebi, Jean-Luc Monin, Emmanuel Lansac

This keynote lecture highlights the need for a standardized prepump intraoperative echocardiology protocol in order to provide a surgeon and their team with a roadmap as to what techniques may be applied for an effective repair of the aortic valve. The authors conclude that such a protocol is essential in enhancing the heart team’s approach by providing a common language between surgeons and echocardiologists, which they hope will ultimately increase aortic valve repairs for select patients in expert centers.

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