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Advanced in aortic root surgery.
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PMID:  21979128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aortic root is often affected by aneurysmal degeneration of the ascending aorta or dissection. It is important for the clinician to be familiar with current guidelines and recommendations for detection, monitoring, and intervention of the aneurysmal aortic root. Timely surgical referral to an experienced aortic center allows for close monitoring and possible intervention that may preserve the aortic valve in appropriate cases and avoid disastrous complications such as aortic dissection, rupture, or death. Patients with bicuspid aortic valve syndrome or connective tissue disorders (e.g. Marfan syndrome) are particularly at risk and should be followed aggressively. Whenever possible, attempts should be made to preserve or repair the aortic valve using valve-sparing aortic root replacement techniques. This article provides an overview of recent advances in management of the aortic root, including guidelines for surgical intervention, technical procedures, and outcomes.
Basel Ramlawi; Luis J Garcia-Morales
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1947-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-07     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2012-08-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101508600     Medline TA:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / surgery*
Aortic Valve / surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Endovascular Procedures* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Selection
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Prosthesis Design
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome

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