Bicuspid-aortic valve surgery: Repair or replace?

Pietro Bajona, Christopher M. Feindel

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: The surgical management of the bicuspid-aortic valve along with associated aortic disease remains a challenge. On the basis of recent literature as well as on our own experience, we offer several recommendations for the most appropriate surgical management of the patients with bicuspid-aortic valve disease. Recent Findings: In 2006, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association published guidelines in order to define the standard of care for the management of patients with bicuspid-aortic valve; however, these are consensus-based, mainly from observational studies, and not all surgeons accept these recommendations. Summary: Surgery for bicuspid-aortic valve and associated aortic disease should be 'custom-made' for each patient and may require complex decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Aortic valve sparing
  • Aortic-valve repair
  • Bentall-DeBono procedure
  • Bicuspid-aortic valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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