Congenital: Aortic Valve
Characterizing the anatomic spectrum, surgical treatment, and long-term clinical outcomes for patients with Shone's syndromeShone's syndrome (SS) has a varied anatomic spectrum without consensus on need and timing for mitral valve intervention (MVI). We sought to (1) characterize the anatomic spectrum and treatment pathways; (2) describe long-term outcomes and their determinants; and (3) define the impact of MVI timing on survival.
Long-term outcomes of primary aortic valve repair for isolated congenital aortic stenosis in childrenWe aimed to assess the long-term outcomes of children with isolated congenital aortic stenosis who underwent primary aortic valve repair.
Outcomes of aortic valve repair in children resulting in bicuspid anatomy: Is there a need for tricuspidization?We aimed to assess outcomes after aortic valve repair leading to bicuspid valve anatomy in children.
Aortic valve repair in children without use of a patchWe aimed to assess the long-term outcomes of children in whom the aortic valve could be repaired without the use of patch material. We hypothesized that if the aortic valve is of sufficiently good quality to perform repair without patches, a durable repair could be achieved.
Selection of prosthetic aortic valve and root replacement in patients younger than age 30 yearsLong-term outcomes of prosthetic aortic valve/root replacement in patients aged 30 years or younger are not well understood. We report our single institutional experience in this young cohort.
Outcomes after mechanical aortic valve replacement in children and young adults with congenital heart diseaseThere are little recent data on the outcomes of mechanical aortic valve replacement (AVR) in children and young adults with congenital aortic valve disease. We sought to review the survival and associated thromboembolic or bleeding complications after mechanical AVR at a single center.