Article Abstract

Minimally invasive valve-sparing aortic root reimplantation

Authors: Vishal N. Shah, Oleg I. Orlov, Cinthia Orlov, Serge Sicouri, Manabu Takebe, Konstadinos A. Plestis


Valve-sparing aortic root reimplantation is the technique of choice in appropriately selected patients with aortic root aneurysms. Valve-sparing operations require durable restoration of the structural and functional integrity of the aortic root and valve. These procedures are seldom performed in a minimally invasive fashion. We describe a systematic approach to minimally invasive valve-sparing aortic root reimplantation.