Published: May 1, 2008
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
For patients with aneurysms of the aortic root, including those with the Marfan syndrome or Loeys-Dietz syndrome, we offer state-of-the-art valve-sparing root replacement techniques that preserve the native aortic valve while removing all of the diseased aorta.
These valve-sparing procedures potentially allow patients to avoid the problems associated with prosthetic valves, such as the need for anti-coagulation.
For patients who are not candidates for valve-sparing root replacement, we offer biologic as well as mechanical root replacement options depending on patient preference.