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Chirurgia 2008 June;21(3):153-4

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A new approach to aortic annulus enlargement

Nazem H.

Iran Medical Science University, Heart Hospital Payame noor University, Tehran, Iran


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Enlargement of the aortic annulus has always been a dilemma . Many techniques have been suggested. We presents a new technique which was carried out an 43 patients which caused symptomatic improvement in those patients . The techmique includes incising the aortic annulus at both ends of the left coronary cusp or both sides of the left coronary ostium of equatl distance prosthetic or pericardial patches are used for enlargement. We have had good results with this techniques and we believe it is an excellent alternative to prevent late complications on mitral valve.

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