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Commentary: What Happens to the Aorta in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease?

Published:September 28, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.09.014
      In patients with bicuspid aortic valves undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement, natural history studies support the appropriateness of current size thresholds for concomitant aortic repair.
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      • Outcomes After Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Bicuspid vs Tricuspid Aortic Valve
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 34Issue 3
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          To compare the outcomes in patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement with bicuspid (BAV) vs tricuspid aortic valves (TAV). A total of 1204 consecutive patients (BAV, n = 454; TAV, n = 750) underwent isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) between 2002 and 2009 at a single institution. Adverse aortic events were defined as the occurrence of aortic dissection or the ascending aorta diameter greater than 50 mm or sudden death during follow-up. Propensity score matching yielded 318 patient pairs.
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