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Aortic Root

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.
September 20, 2016
Hans-Joachim Schaefers of Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany, compares the Yacoub and David procedures.
March 18, 2016
Not only an authoritative 16 year retrospective report on 957 planned aortic aneurysm surgeries from Cleveland Clinic, but a stimulating critique ( pages 771-774) with Tyrone David who was the invited discussant of the manuscript at its presentation at the AATS last April.
March 16, 2016
In a discussion filmed at the 2015 EACTS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, an international panel of experts considers the management of porcelain aorta.
February 25, 2016
At the 2015 SCTS Annual Meeting in Manchester, United Kingdom, Mohamad Bashir and Duke Cameron sat down for an in-depth discussion of valve-sparing aortic root replacement.
December 9, 2015
D. Craig Miller of Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California, delivers a talk on his 22 years of experience with the Stanford valve-sparing aortic root replacement technique.
December 3, 2015
Filmed at the 2015 Aortic Valve Repair Summit, an international panel of experts discusses the management of the aortic root in acute aortic dissection.
December 3, 2015
Patients with bicuspid aortic valves have a significantly increased incidence of aortic complications including type A aortic dissection.  The authors studied 1181 patients with bicuspid aortic valves and sinus of valsalva or ascending aortic aneurysms with diameter greater than or equal to 4.7 cm on CT scan or MRI.
August 27, 2015
Duke Cameron of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, discusses the surgical management of the aortic root in acute aortic dissection.