Vice-Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Penn Heart & Vascular Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, examines complex aortic valve repair with a focus on three areas: the aorta as it relates to the valve and root; recent guideline updates; and bicuspid aortic valve repair in the presence of root aneurysm. Topics include candidacy determination for David V aortic valve sparing re-implantation; aortic root repair and reconstruction; aortic diameter as a therapeutic trigger for aortic dissection; the BAV repair philosophy, and much more. Also includes extended surgical video and discussion of David V bicuspid aortic valve aneurysm leaflet repair with reimplantation.
Dr Bavaria's Penn Profile
Complex Aortic Valve Disease: Sussing Out a Silent Killer to Save Lives