Systematic Approach to Aortic Valvuloplasty in Children and Young Adults

Chawki Elzein, Sujata Subramanian, Anastasios C. Polimenakos, David Roberson, Michel N. Ilbawi

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Valve repair in children and young adults is an attractive alternative to replacement or Ross procedure. In the past, the various valvuloplasty techniques have addressed isolated valve pathology. Recently, however, a holistic approach involving repair of all aortic root structures has evolved and promised to be an excellent alternative to valve replacement. It provides good long-term results and avoids all the drawback of prosthetic valve insertion in this age group. Development of ideal patch material needed for valve repair and better understanding of the anatomy and function of the aortic root may further improve the short- and long-term outcomes of aortic valvuloplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-417
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • annuloplasty (indicate location)
  • aortic operation
  • aortic root
  • aortic valve
  • repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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