Aortic Valve Sparing Root Replacement – What Does it Involve?

Reimplantation valve or sparing aortic replacement method is the surgical treatment for the aortic root aneurysms. And with this method, aneurysm will be repaired while patient’s aortic valve will be preserved. The procedure helps to avoid use of the long-term anticoagulant (or blood-thinner) drugs and might reduce risk of endocarditis or stroke. Suppose patient’s own aortic is diseased and can’t get used during aorta surgery, bioprosthetic valve is used in order to avoid use of the long-term anticoagulation and aortic valve sparing root replacement is done by the expert surgeon.

Whereas Reimplantation sparing root replacement technique has a lot of benefits, this is technically tough aorta surgery method. There are 2 options for the incisions for such method of the surgery to treat or connective disorders that are affecting aortic root.

  • Traditional : eight – twelve inch incision for reimplantation surgery
  • In some cases, less invasive skin incisions


The aortic root replacement methods were actually introduced over years before after observation that a lot of patients with the aortic root aneurysm have normal valve cusps or aortic regurgitation was consequence of the dilatation or distortion of functional aortic annulus. The preservation of aortic valve offered the reduction in risk of the prosthesis-related complications like thromboembolism or endocarditis, and do not need anticoagulation.

Goal is limiting the incision size. Final result. With such operation, patients don’t have to be on the blood thinners for rest of the lives. The operation has got good results in the patients with the Marfan Syndrome when done early in their disease process.

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