Results of a large cohort study reveal why our cardiac surgeons favor reimplantation for most patients, even those with severe aortic regurgitation and a significantly enlarged aortic root.
Consider Sparing the Valve in Patients With BAV Undergoing Ascending Aortic Replacement
Until a durable, anticoagulation-free valve prosthesis is developed, preservation of a well-functioning bicuspid aortic valve may be the best course in the setting of isolated ascending aortic replacement, a new study suggests.
Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement: Outcomes With Bicuspid Vs. Tricuspid Valves
Outcomes appear to diverge over time between patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid valves, raising concern over the use of bicuspid valve reimplantation in the absence of extensive surgical expertise.
VARC-3: Key Takeaways on Updated Aortic Valve Research Endpoints
The new update to definitions of clinical endpoints for aortic valve disease trials gives more focus to secondary outcomes, composite safety and efficacy measures, and quality-of-life metrics.
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Perspectives on the 2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for Valvular Heart Disease: Focus on the Aortic Valve
Three of our valve disease experts reflect on key changes and developments related to aortic valve disease in the new guideline update.
A Twofer for Cleveland Clinic in 2017 ASE Lifetime Achievement Awards
Both of this year’s lifetime honors in echocardiography went to Cleveland Clinic caregivers — Dr. William Stewart won the physician award and Margaret (Koko) Park earned the sonographer prize.
Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair Proves Safe, Durable
Congenital bicuspid aortic valve repair carries a low risk of death, stroke and re operation, and prevents the need for lifelong anti-coagulation required for a prosthetic valve.