Surgical Management of Aortic Valve Stenosis

  • Francis L. Shannon
  • Marc P. Sakwa
  • Robert L. Johnson


The time-tested management of patients with severe aortic stenosis has been surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR). The advances in AVR have progressed over the last 60 years with developments in the heart lung machine, type of valve prosthesis, minimally invasive approaches, and transcatheter techniques. There are currently over 80 types of prosthetic valves available for use. This chapter will provide an overview of the various surgical approaches for AVR as well as the types of aortic valve prosthesis.


Surgical management of aortic valve stenosis Aortic valve replacement (AVR) Surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) Aortic valve prosthesis Mechanical aortic valve replacement Auto-graft aortic valve replacement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis L. Shannon
    • 1
  • Marc P. Sakwa
    • 1
  • Robert L. Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryBeaumont Health, Oakland University School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryBeaumont HealthRoyal OakUSA

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