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Whenever possible, the University of Maryland aortic valve surgery team will preserve and repair your valve (view aortic valve sparing operation). As such, you will not have to take coumadin and will be given the best chance to have your own valve functioning normally for the rest of your life.*
If you have an aortic aneurysm, it can now be repaired by the heart surgery team while preserving your own valve. Even if you have a leaky valve, it is possible -- using state-of-the-art techniques -- to repair your valve so you can keep it and avoid the risk of long-term blood thinners.
(* Best candidates are patients with leaking valves and patients with aneurysms.)
This is a computed tomography (CT) scan of a patient with an ascending aortic aneurysm and severe aortic insufficiency.
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