Aortic root surgery in Marfan syndrome

Treasure, Tom; Pepper, John R.
June 2011
Heart;Jun2011, Vol. 97 Issue 12, p951
Academic Journal
The authors comment on a review and meta-analysis of aortic root surgery in people with Marfan syndrome. The review included reports of 35-675 patients incorporated in 12 publications. The valve failure rate among the patients having valve-sparing surgery was 1.3 percent a year which appeared to be a rate not dependent on follow-up duration. According to the authors, revision surgery is an inevitable consideration for the patients.


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