Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

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Valve sparing aortic root replacement allows patients to keep their aortic valve during a replacement of the of the aortic root, which attaches the aorta to the heart.

Prior to this procedure's approach, patients also needed an aortic valve replacement. Through a valve sparing aortic root replacement, patients keep their own valve, which often leads to better long-term outcomes.

Patients who require a valve sparing aortic root replacement include those with:

  • Acute type A aortic dissections
  • Aortic root aneurysms
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome

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