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Aortic Valve Sparing in 120 Patients With Aortic Root Aneurysms.
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PMID:  21550160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Several aortic valve sparing techniques have been described for the treatment of aortic root aneurysms. We report our experience using the reimplantation technique in 120 patients. METHODS: Between March 2004 and October 2010, 120 patients with aortic root aneurysms underwent David operations. Of these, 51 were diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Mean patient age was 31±12 years. The mean diameter of the sinuses of Valsalva was 51±5mm and moderate/severe aortic regurgitation was present in 16% of these patients. In the other 69 patients mean age was 56±14 years, the mean diameter of the sinuses of Valsalva was 53±7mm and moderate/severe aortic regurgitation was present in 66%. A bicuspid aortic valve was presented in 14 cases. RESULTS: Hospital mortality was 1.7%. Mean follow-up was 37±21 months; 94% of the patients survived and 96% had an aortic regurgitation below grade II during 5 years of follow-up. One patient required re-operation because of severe aortic regurgitation. No endocarditis or thromboembolic complications have been documented, and 96% of the patients did not receive any anticoagulation therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Short- and mid-term results with the reimplantation technique for aortic root aneurysms are excellent. This technique prevents the need for chronic anticoagulation treatment as well as the complications arising from mechanical prostheses, and it should be the treatment of choice for young patients. Full English text available from:
Alberto Forteza; Jorge Centeno; Raquel Bellot; María Jesús López Gude; Enrique Pérez de la Sota; Violeta Sánchez; Juan José Rufilanchas; José Cortina
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espanola de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Cirugía Cardiaca, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, España.
Vernacular Title:
Cirugía de preservación valvular en 120 pacientes con aneurismas de la raíz aórtica.
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