Concepts and techniques of bicuspid aortic valve repair

Ulrich Schneider, Irem Karliova, Christian Giebels, Tristan Ehrlich, Hans-Joachim Schäfers


The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) frequently requires surgical intervention for aortic regurgitation (AR) and/or aneurysm. Valve-preserving surgery and valve repair have become reproducible surgical options. Herein, we have summarized our experience in BAV repair with special focus on anatomy or pathology-specific repair techniques. Today, excellent repair stability can be achieved using a standardized approach addressing all pathologic components of aortic valve and root.