The authors retrospectively evaluated the long-term fate of the aortic arch in 168 patients with bicuspid aortic valves who had undergone either ascending aortic (24%) or aortic root (76%) replacement. At a median follow-up of 5.9 years, the mean aortic arch diameter went from 2.9 cm preoperatively to 3.0 cm at follow-up (p=ns). The authors conclud
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Fate of the Aortic Arch Following Surgery on Aortic Root and Ascending Aorta in Bicuspid Aortic Valve
April 26, 2018
Zone Zero Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: A Proposed Modification to the Classification of Landing Zones
April 13, 2018
The authors present their experience in treating 39 patients with thoracic aortic endovascular repair of the ascending aorta who were determined to be very high risk for open surgical repair from 2006 to 2016.
Anatomical and Clinical Predictors of Valve Dysfunction and Aortic Dilation in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
March 18, 2018
The authors studied 852 adults with bicuspid aortic valves. The prevelance of three morphotypes was tallied. Relative fusion rates were: RL 72.9%, RN 24.1% and LN 3%. Additionally, 18.3% had no raphe. Aortic regurgitation was unrelated to morphotype. Aortic stenosis was more common in the RN fusion group and in the presence of a raphe. Seventy-
In Global News: Raising Lung Cancer Awareness, Atrial Fibrillation News, and Repurposing an Asthma Drug for Aortic Aneurysm
February 9, 2018
Patient Care Doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, say that a surprisingly high number of young Emirati adults have atrial fibrillation.
December 19, 2017
This technical video illustrates the minimally invasive approach to valve-sparing aortic root replacement.