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.
Valve-sparing root replacement after the Ross procedureThe Ross procedure is a preferred treatment for infants and children with aortic valve disease. Progressive neoaortic root dilation and neoaortic insufficiency can occur after the Ross procedure, and because of the young age of these patients, valve-sparing aortic root replacement procedures have advantages compared with the Bentall procedure. The aim of this study is to describe our experience with different techniques of aortic valve-sparing root replacement in this unique cohort of patients.
Ross procedure in neonates and infants: A valuable operation with defined limitsThe Ross procedure is an important tool that offers autologous tissue repair for severe left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) pathology. Previous reports show that risk of mortality is highest among neonates and infants. We analyzed our institutional experience within this patient cohort to identify factors that most affect clinical outcome.
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.
The Ross/Ross-Konno procedure in infancy is a safe and durable solution for aortic stenosisThe objective of this study was to characterize early and midterm outcomes after the Ross/Ross-Konno procedure performed in infancy for severe aortic valve disease.
Ross procedure or complex aortic valve repair using pericardium in children: A real dilemmaDifficult to repair aortic valve lesions, requiring the use of a valve substitute, remain controversial in the face of the Ross procedure, despite undeniable technical advances. This study was undertaken to compare midterm outcomes of children treated using the Ross procedure or aortic valvuloplasty for complex aortic valve lesions.
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.