Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Aortic Valve Root Reconstruction and Aneurysm Repair

I am excited to post this new video of a complex aortic aneurysm and valve replacement operation.

This patient is 64-years old who was found to have a large aneurysm near the heart.  We often refer to these proximal ascending aortic aneurysms as "root aneurysms" meaning that they occur at the very beginning of the aorta.

In this instance I did not feel the patient's aortic valve could be saved and therefore I replaced the valve and root using a Medtronic Freestyle Porcine (Pig) Valve Conduit.

Turn on your speakers and listen as a describe the procedure as you watch the video!