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Aortic Root

January 2, 2018
A dense but short and readable editorial arguing for the complexity of risk stratification of aortic pathology.
October 18, 2017
In this video, PEARS inventor and first patient, Tal Golesworthy, interviews the 100th PEARS patient.
May 17, 2017
Surgery for treatment of this aortopathy entailing aortic root replacement was assessed in this single institution retrospective study of 34 children.  90% had valve sparing surgery; there was no operative mortality.  Reintervention is commonly needed, and frequent surveillance imaging is recommended.
April 3, 2017
This video shows a modified Bentall-De Bono procedure on a patient who had previously undergone repair for Tetralogy of Fallot.
March 29, 2017
A succinct editorial advancing the case for aortic super-centres
February 14, 2017
This video demonstrates a "floating valve" technique to reduce patient-prosthesis mismatch in cases of small aortic roots.
January 10, 2017
A comprehensive discussion on an important parameter for cardiologists and surgeons dealing with congenital and structural / valve disease, as applicable to the systemic circulation 
November 23, 2016
A single institution experience is reported for outcomes of aortic allograft use in 353 pts undergoing 92 subcoronary and 261 root replacements.  Hospital mortality was 5.9%.  Mean follow-up was 12 years, during which time 113 pts died.  20-year survival was 41%.  117 pts required valve-related reoperations.  Long-term mortality was related to LV dil
September 27, 2016
This single institution retrospective review assessed outcomes of AVR in patients with concomitant aortic root disease using a composite graft.  Early mortality was 5.3% and was related to advanced age, poor NYHA status, urgent operation, and associated MVR or CABG.
September 27, 2016
The Duke group analyzed their group of patients undergoing proximal aortic operations during a 9-year period (n=869) to determine the incidence and etiology of reintervention on the aorta during follow-up.

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