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

M. Adebambo Kadri, Hagop Hovaguimian, Albert Starr

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Abstract

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
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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