Congenital: Aortic Valve
- We aimed to assess the long-term outcomes of children with isolated congenital aortic stenosis who underwent primary aortic valve repair.
- We aimed to assess outcomes after aortic valve repair leading to bicuspid valve anatomy in children.
- We 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.
- The ideal aortic valve surgery in children must result in an unobstructed, competent aortic valve that is also durable and accommodates growth of the child. Intuitively, aortic valve surgery in children must emulate native aortic valve anatomy and physiology as close as possible, preferably using autologous tissues with growth potential. The optimal approach to aortic valve surgery in children is yet to be defined. The purpose of this focused review is to highlight recent key publications on the topic.