New Insights into Aortic Valve Surgery
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 7379
Interests: cardiac surgery; vascular surgery; aortic valve surgery; aortic surgery; transcatheter valve endovascular therapy; intensive care/ECMO/ECLS
Aortic valve surgery has undergone a major change over the last two decades. On the one hand, more patients are deciding against a mechanical approach and are more in favor of a biological aortic valve prosthesis. On the other hand, proven and new reconstructive procedures are being performed. Procedures such as the David (reimplantation technique) and Yacoub (remodeling technique) operations are primarily used in connection with aortic root and ascending aortic aneurysms. The Ross procedure, which is successfully performed in children and adults—especially in women of childbearing potential—allows for a high quality of life with a low re-operation rate. However, the newly introduced Ozaki procedure and aortic valve reconstructions with and without annuloplasty are examples that show great potential. In addition, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI/TAVR) has changed the world of cardiology and cardiac surgery. Treatment options have expanded dramatically, especially for frail patients with high surgical risk. Over time, however, it has become clear that valve-in-valve procedures, for example, are also possible and useful.
This Special Issue aims to provide new insights into developments in aortic valve surgery, highlighting both experimental and clinical aspects.
Dr. Doreen Richardt
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- heart valve surgery
- mechanical and biological heart valves
- reimplantation technique
- remodeling technique
- aortic valve reconstruction
- transcatheter aortic valve implantation