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Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases

  • Khalil Fattouch
  • Patrizio Lancellotti
  • Mani A. Vannan
  • Giuseppe Speziale
  • Provides a multidisciplinary team approach to treating aortic valve disease

  • Evaluates the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options open to clinicians

  • Evaluates cutting-edge and innovative therapeutic approaches to the management of aortic valve and root diseases


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Anderson, Diane E. Spicer, Shumpei Mori
      Pages 3-23
    3. Ruggero De Paulis, A. Salica
      Pages 25-36
    4. Xiao Zhou, Mani A. Vannan, Khalil Fattouch
      Pages 37-43
  3. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Raluca Dulgheru, Patrizio Lancellotti
      Pages 47-66
    3. Denisa Muraru, Luigi P. Badano, Shizhen Liu
      Pages 67-81
    4. Julien Magne, Erwan Donal, Dania Mohty, Luc A. Pierard
      Pages 83-93
    5. Mohamed-Salah Annabi, Erwan Salaun, Bernard Cosyns, Patrizio Lancellotti, Philippe Pibarot
      Pages 95-123
    6. Wendy Tsang, Karima Addetia, Roberto M. Lang
      Pages 125-136
    7. Zhen Qian, Xiao Zhou, Mani Vannan
      Pages 137-143
  4. Aortic Valve Annuloplasty Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Emmanuel Lansac, Isabelle Di Centa
      Pages 147-164
    3. Khalil Fattouch, Tommaso Favara, Francesco Guccione, Pietro Dioguardi
      Pages 165-177
  5. Aortic Root Surgery Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Paolo Berretta, Marco Di Eusanio
      Pages 181-197
    3. Carmelo Mignosa, Antonino S. Rubino
      Pages 199-207
    4. Mauro Del Giglio, Elisa Mikus
      Pages 209-215
    5. Thomas Modine, Augustin Coisne, François Pontana, Khalil Fattouch, Patrizio Lancellotti, Ibrahim el Qudimat et al.
      Pages 217-223

About this book


This book describes the different aspects of aortic valve and root diseases including comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging options, disease risk stratification, selection of candidates for valve repair or percutaneous intervention, and most recent therapeutic options. The growing prevalence of valvular heart disease represents a major challenge in terms of short- and long-term management and surveillance. Aortic valve diseases, including aortic stenosis and regurgitation, are among the most frequent of these, while the number of cases of aortic root disease is also on the rise. Aortic valve disease treatment options include valve surgery, valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, and percutaneous approaches and all are covered in this volume.

Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases is a highly illustrated, case oriented reference aimed at cardiology fellows in training, while also helpful to surgeons, cardiologists, imagers, interventionalists, as well as other clinicians and students involved in the diagnosis and treatment of aortic valve and root diseases.


Aortic valve repair Aortic stenosis TAVI Aortic valve surgery Minimally invasive surgery Aortic root

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalil Fattouch
    • 1
  • Patrizio Lancellotti
    • 2
  • Mani A. Vannan
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Speziale
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryGVM Care and Research, MEH, University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  3. 3.Marcus Heart Valve CenterPiedmont Heart InstituteAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Cardiovascular Surgery DepartmentGVM Care & Research, Anthea HospitalBariItaly

About the editors

Khalil Fattouch is a well-known surgeon with high expertise in the field of aortic valve and root management. He has published several papers in the context of valve disease and is highly respected by the scientific committee. He has already co-edited a book in secondary mitral regurgitation, which was very carefully managed. 

Patrizio Lancellotti is a pioneer in the field of valvular heart disease. He has published several papers related to the main topic of the present book and is part of the guidelines writing group on valvular heart disease. He has already co-edited several books including the secondary mitral regurgitation with Khalil Fattouch.

Dr. Mani Vannan, MBBS, FACC, FAHA, FASE is a pioneer in the field of Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging. He is Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging and Co-Chief of Structural and Valvular Center of Excellence at the Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA. He has been a clinical cardiologist, educator and investigator for over 15 years. He started his career graduating from medical school in India and then trained in the United Kingdom before pursuing further cardiology practice in the US. He has been at the forefront of advanced imaging technologies, techniques and how these practices are applied in clinical practice. Dr. Vannan’s passion is integrated cardiovascular imaging where a collaborative effort is made across different modalities to address questions for a given disease to aid in clinical-decision making and guide interventions and management.

Dr. Giuseppe Speziale is a cardiac surgeon specialised in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, valve repair and reconstruction, aortic reconstruction and revascularisation. Since 2008 he has been the Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Anthea Hospital of Bari, and he also works at the Villa Torri Hospital (Bologna) and at the ICC – Istituto Clinico Cardiologico (Rome).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases
  • Editors Khalil Fattouch
    Patrizio Lancellotti
    Mani A. Vannan
    Giuseppe Speziale
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-66482-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09773-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-66483-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 418
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 151 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiac Surgery
    Cardiac Imaging
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“All aspects of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment are discussed in great detail, offering a state-of-the-art discussion of this topic. … This is an excellent book for students, trainees, and experienced practitioners. … This is a great compendium for this specific patient population and provides a compact source of the most current understanding and treatment options.” (Michael Bates, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2018)