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How to avoid crimping during valve sparing aortic root replacement using the Valsalva graft.
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PMID:  21145248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The reimplantation technique for valve sparing aortic root replacement (David I) has improved management of patients with aortic root aneurysm and structurally normal aortic valves. The Valsalva graft (Gelweave Valsalva, Sultzer Vascutek, Renfrewshire, Scotland) further simplified the procedure by offering a root prosthesis with preformed neo-sinuses that may reduce physiologic stresses on valve leaflets and improve long-term valve durability. However, in-conduit suturing of the aortic valve annulus and a small rim of sinus remnant to the graft sinuses may create folds of the sinus remnant that lead to bleeding or distortion of the prosthetic root. We report a method to minimize crimping of the aortic graft sinuses.
Victor T Tsang; Duke E Cameron; Shahzad G Raja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Hospital, London, UK.
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