ONE-POINT ADVICE: Other Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement Techniques

  • Masaru SawazakiEmail author


The standard techniques for valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSARR) are the aortic root remodeling method (hereinafter referred to as remodeling) proposed by Yacoub et al. [1] and the aortic valve reimplantation method (hereinafter referred to as reimplantation) advocated by David et al. [2]. These techniques are usually employed because they are safe and the long-term outcomes are favorable. However, both techniques also have disadvantages, such as the long duration of cardiac arrest due to their complexity; for example, they are problematic when performing simultaneous mitral valve replacement (MVR) and aortic arch replacement surgery in patients with Marfan syndrome.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic Surgery and Valvular Disease CenterKomaki City HospitalKomakiJapan

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