Aortic Root Replacement Surgery

Aortic Root Replacement Surgery (Bentall) is a surgical procedure for the repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm or an aortic root aneurysm that is accompanied by aortic valve incompetence. Less commonly, this procedure is used to repair aortic dissection affecting the aortic root and valve. The procedure uses a composite aortic graft (ie, a vascular tube graft with an attached mechanical or biologic valve) to replace the proximal ascending aorta and the aortic valve. Circulation to the coronary arteries is maintained by implanting the proximal end of the coronary arteries into openings made in the aortic graft.

 

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