A Simple Device for Morphofunctional Evaluation During Aortic Valve-Sparing Surgery

Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti, Alessandro Leone, Federico Cammertoni

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Abstract

Valve-sparing operations for the treatment of aortic root disease with a structurally normal aortic valve are increasingly performed as they avoid prosthesis-related complications. Short- and long-term results are critically dependent on perfect intraoperative restoration of valve anatomy and function. Residual aortic regurgitation is the main cause of early failure, and it is the most common motive for reoperation. However, intraoperative morphofunctional valve assessment requires expertise, and only transesophageal echocardiography can provide reliable information. We describe a simple, economic, reproducible hydrostatic test to intraoperatively evaluate valve competency under direct visualization.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)331-333
Numero di pagine3
RivistaTHE ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
Volume100
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015

Keywords

  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Valve
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Organ Sparing Treatments

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