Worldwide Outcomes in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair: Analysis of Mid-Term and Long-­Term Outcomes

Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD, offers a glimpse of the complexity and nuances of the worldwide literature on BAV mid-term and long­-term outcomes. His survey includes considerations of preoperative aortic root geometry, predictors of late failure and reoperation, techniques and approaches identified with both worse and improved outcomes-including valve-sparing aortic root replacement and cusp repair and the pericardial patch-and BAV vs. TAV repair.


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