CARDIAC SURGERY

Aortic Arch Aneurysms

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Keywords aortic arch aneurysm   Step 1 Surgical Anatomy ◆ Academic anatomists refer to the aortic arch as that part of the aorta that begins and ends with a line…

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Ross Procedure

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Abstract The Ross procedure uses the pulmonary autograft to replace the diseased aortic valve and root. With appropriate patient selection and technical modifications, the durability of the autograft can be…

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Tricuspid Valve Operations

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Abstract Tricuspid valve surgery has evolved from an almost ignored valve in the past to an important valve that is critical to address at the time of left valve intervention….

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Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

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Abstract Untreated atrial fibrillation is associated with increased morbidity and decreased early and late survival. Biatrial lesion set of the Cox-Maze procedures, including wide pulmonary vein isolation, a mitral isthmus…

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Type A Aortic Dissections

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Keywords aortic dissection, surgical techniques   Step 1 Surgical Anatomy ◆ Type A dissection is defined by the presence of a septum creating two lumens within the ascending aorta. The…

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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Keywords Transcatheter aortic valve replacement   ◆ Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a relatively new technique that has been clinically applied mostly in higher risk older patients in the…

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Aortic Root Enlargement Techniques

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Abstract This chapter discusses the commonly used aortic root enlargement techniques that increase the diameter of the aorta with small annulus and allow the implantation of larger prosthetic valves with…

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