Aortic valve insufficiency in aortic root aneurysms: consider every valve for repair
Aortic valve (AV) preservation and repair is emerging as an attractive alternative to AV replacement in younger patients with aortic insufficiency (AI) and aortic root aneurysms. AV repair mitigates some of the risks associated with prosthetic valves. More centers are reporting the safety of AV preservation and repair and favorable short- and long-term outcomes. However, further work is needed to improve long-term repair durability and dissemination of knowledge and technique to make AV repair the gold standard in this patient population.