Journal article

The great debate series: surgical treatment of aortic valve abnormalities in children

Yves d'Udekem, James S Tweddell, Tom R Karl

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

This article is the latest in an EJCTS series entitled 'The Great Debates'. We have chosen the topic of aortic valve (AoV) surgery in children, with a focus on infants and neonates. The topic was selected due to the significant challenges that AoV problems in the young may present to the surgical team. There are many areas of active controversy, despite the vast accumulated world experience. We have tried to incorporate many of these issues in the questions posed, not claiming to be all-inclusive. The individuals invited to this debate are experts in paediatric valve surgery, with broad and successful clinical experiences on multiple continents. We hope that the facts and opinions presented ..

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