Commissurotomy and bileaflet pericardial augmentation-resuspension for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis

M. Adebambo Kadri, Hagop Hovaguimian, Albert Starr

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We describe a valve reconstruction technique for congenital bicuspid aortic valve stenosis employing a commissurotomy, resection of raphe between conjoint leaflets, and bileaflet augmentation-resuspension using a triangular strip of glutaraldehyde-preserved autologous pericardium. This maneuver relieves aortic valve stenosis, preserves the native valve leaflets, reproduces the natural trileaflet scalloping of the aortic valve annulus, and improves cusp coaptation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548-550
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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