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Midterm Results of David Reimplantation in Patients With Connective Tissue Disorder.
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PMID:  23286971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Few series have examined follow-up risks of the David reimplantation operation in patients with connective tissue disorder. Hence, we assessed its midterm safety and effectiveness for Marfan syndrome and other connective tissue disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos, Loeys-Dietz, and marfanoid syndromes. METHODS: Of 313 patients who underwent modified David reimplantation, 178 identified as having connective tissue disorders underwent operation from January 1, 1991, to December 31, 2010. These disorders included Marfan (84%), marfanoid (8.4%), Loeys-Dietz (5.6%), Ehlers-Danlos (1.1%), and other syndromes (1.1%). Concomitant procedures included mitral valve repair in 7.3% and an atrial fibrillation procedure in 3.4%. RESULTS: There were no operative or 30-day deaths. Complications included prolonged ventilation (3%), renal failure (3%), reoperation for bleeding (2.2%), and permanent stroke (0.56%). Eight-year survival was 94% and freedom from aortic valve reoperation at 6 years was 92%. Of the 7 aortic valve reoperations, 3 were attributable to endocarditis and 3 to technical failure. One reoperation was performed at another hospital, and the reason could not be determined. There were no late strokes or hemorrhagic events. At 4 years, approximately 70% of patients had no aortic valve regurgitation, and 18% were in grade 1+. CONCLUSIONS: Prophylactic root and valve preservation using David reimplantation is safe and provides excellent midterm effectiveness and low risk of late events except for endocarditis.
Lars G Svensson; Eugene H Blackstone; Mazin Alsalihi; Lillian H Batizy; Eric E Roselli; Rebecca McCullough; Alessandro Vivacqua; Rocio T Moran; A Marc Gillinov; Maran Thamilarasan; Brian Griffin; Donald F Hammer; William J Stewart; Joseph F Sabik; Bruce W Lytle
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
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Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Marfan Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address:
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