Aortic valve repair in type A aortic dissection

Alessandro Leone, Giacomo Murana, Luca Di Marco, Luca Botta, Marianna Berardi, Antonino Costantino, Davide Pacini


The role of valve sparing operations in patients with the acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD), is still matter of debate. Many different factors should be evaluated on root management in AAAD including clinical status, aortic anatomy and expertise of the centre. In this review article we sought to analyse and report the experience and results of current available series on aortic valve and root repair in AAAD. Early and long-term data will be reported and discussed in terms of survival and aortic valve function.