Aortic Valve Preservation

Aortic Valve Preservation 1st Edition-1

Editors: Takashi Kunihara, Shuichiro Takanashi


Concepts and Approaches

According to statistics published by the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery in 2012, mitral valvuloplasty accounted for 66% of the total number of isolated mitral valve surgeries during that year in Japan, whereas aortic valvuloplasty accounted for only 4%. Aortic valvuloplasty was also only performed in 23% of patients who underwent isolated aortic root surgery for non-dissecting aneurysm.

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