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Title: Personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) in Marfan syndrome: analysis of 1-9 year outcomes by intention-to-treat in a cohort of the first 30 consecutive patients to receive a novel tissue and valve-conserving procedure, compared with the published results of aortic root replacement
Authors: Treasure, Tom ×
Takkenberg, Johanna J M
Golesworthy, Tal
Rega, Filip
Petrou, Mario
Rosendahl, Ulrich
Mohiaddin, Raad
Rubens, Michael
Thornton, Warren
Lees, Belinda
Pepper, John #
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: BMJ Pub. Group
Series Title: Heart vol:100 issue:12 pages:969-75
Article number: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304913
Abstract: Among people with Marfan syndrome who have a typical aortic root aneurysm, dissection is a characteristic cause of premature death. To pre-empt Type A dissection, composite root replacement with a mechanical valve became the standard of care in the 1980s and 1990s. This is being superseded by valve-sparing aortic root replacement to avoid lifelong anticoagulation. In 2004, a total root and valve-sparing procedure, personalised external aortic support, was introduced. We report here results among the first 30 recipients.
ISSN: 1355-6037
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Cardiac Surgery
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