Journal article

Surgical Thresholds for Bicuspid Aortic Valve Associated Aortopathy

Ashutosh A Hardikar, Thomas H Marwick

JACC Cardiovascular Imaging | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This systematic review seeks to present the outcomes of the natural history of aortopathy associated with bicuspid aortic valve (ABAV) and after interventions. BACKGROUND: Aortopathy is common in patients with ABAV, and early intervention has been proposed to reduce the risk of dissection. In asymptomatic patients, the timing of surgical management is based upon imaging of aortic size, but the actual threshold is based upon observational data and expert opinion. As evidence of high risk would justify early intervention, we sought to define the natural history of this condition and after interventions. METHODS: We undertook a systemic review of the evidence from observational stud..

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