Aortic Root Surgery

The Biological Solution

  • Charles A. Yankah
  • Yuguo Weng
  • Roland Hetzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Imaging of the aortic root

  3. Innovations in aortic valve surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Charles A. Yankah, M. Pasic, E. Ivanitskaia-Kühn, Jörg Kempfert, Thomas Walther, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr et al.
      Pages 13-21
    3. U. Gerckens, L. Büllesfeld, G. Latsios, R. Müller, B. Sauren, S. Iversen et al.
      Pages 22-31
    4. Jörg Kempfert, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Thomas Walther
      Pages 32-45
    5. Lenard Conradi, H. Treede, H. Reichenspurner
      Pages 46-56
  4. The Ross operation: Aortic valve and root replacement with pulmonary autograft

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. J. F. Matthias Bechtel, Hans-H. Sievers, T. Hanke, U. Stierle, A. J. J. J. C. Bogers, W. Hemmer et al.
      Pages 74-85
  5. Aortic valve repair and valve sparing root procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. J. F. Matthias Bechtel, M. Misfeld, C. Schmidtke, Hans-H. Sievers
      Pages 89-101
    3. J. F. Matthias Bechtel, Hans-H. Sievers, T. Hanke, E. I. Charitos, C. Schmidtke, E. G. Kraatz et al.
      Pages 133-143
    4. William F. Northrup III, S. D. Rollins
      Pages 144-177
    5. Scott A. LeMaire, J. S. Coselli
      Pages 185-191
  6. Endocarditis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193

About this book


The surgical treatment of the aortic valve and root disease, organic and ischemic mitral regurgitation, and endocarditis has made great strides. Still, there is the well-known dilemma: on the one hand the need for anticoagulation in patients with mechanical valves that otherwise guarantee long-term functioning and, on the other, the unpredictable durability of biological substitutes and of valve repair procedures which, per se, do not require anticoagulation. The choice of procedure is determined by factors such as patients' age, metabolic and bleeding disorders, and bleeding preconditions, as well as such critical issues as the desire to bear children in young women.

The book contains a collection of proceedings of The Berlin Heart Valve Symposium which was held in November 2008. It focuses on current surgical approaches to and evolving trends in aortic valve repair, aortic root and valve replacement with pulmonary autograft, aortic allograft, stentless and stented bioprostheses.  Further contributions will deal with recent advances in catheter-based percutaneous and transapical techniques, ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation, tissue engineering of heart valves, multi-modality imaging, and anticoagulation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles A. Yankah
    • 1
  • Yuguo Weng
    • 1
  • Roland Hetzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin & Charité Medical University BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff 2010
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7985-1868-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7985-1869-8
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