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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2011 April;24(2):77-9
Replacement of the quadricuspid aortic valve: 18 years experience
Meng W., Xiao Z., Zhang E.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery West China Hospital,Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Among 2473 patients who underwent aortic valve operation in the past 18 years, six patients (0.24%) with quadricuspid aortic valve(QAV) were encountered. All had aortic regurgitation (AR). In accordance with the Hurwitz and Roberts classification, two cases were type a, three cases were type b, and one case was type d. All patients underwent successful aortic valve replacement (AVR), and no complete heart block happened.