1. Anatomy of the Aortic Valve and its Morphological Characteristics
2. Pathophysiology and Natural History of Aortic Regurgitation
3. Ultrasound Measurement of Aortic Valves
4. Computed Tomographic Measurements of Aortic Valves
5. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Optimizing Aortic Valve Repair Techniques with Computational Models
6. Aortoscopy to Evaluate Cusp Configuration After Aortic Valvuloplasty
7. Indications and Contraindications for Aortic Valve Repair
8. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Significance of Aortic Valvuloplasty in the Valve-in-Valve Era
9. Trends in Aortic Valve-Sparing Surgery
10. Bicuspid Aortic Valve
11. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Tricuspidization of a Bicuspid Valve
12. Tricuspid Aortic Valve
13. Others—Unicuspid Valve and Quadricuspid Valve
14. ONE-POINT ADVICE: The Limitations and Potential of MICS During Aortic Valvuloplasty
15. History, Techniques, and Outcomes of the Reimplantation Method
16. History, Techniques, and Outcomes of the Remodeling Method
17. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Experimental Comparison Between the Reimplantation Method and Remodeling Method
18. Variations and Outcomes of Annuloplasty
19. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Other Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement Techniques
20. ONE-POINT ADVICE: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Valsalva Grafts
21. Valve Surgery to Treat Connective Tissue Disease: Comparison Between Valve Replacement and Aortic Root Replacement
22. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Significance of Aortic Valvuloplasty in the Elderly
23. Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement to Treat Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
24. Pediatric Valvuloplasty
25. ONE-POINT ADVICE: The Significance of Performing Aortic Valvuloplasty in Young Patients
26. Aortic Valve Reconstruction to Treat Aortic Stenosis Using Autologous Pericardium: Ozaki Procedure
27. ONE-POINT ADVICE: Creating a Morphological Template for Autologous Pericardial Cusps
28. How to Manage Patients with Low Geometric Cusp Height
29. How to Manage a Stenosed Bicuspid Valve
30. How Do I Manage a Case with Borderline Dilatation of the Sinus of Valsalva?
31. How Do I Manage Perforation and Fenestration?
32. How to Manage Moderate Aortic Regurgitation in the Context of Combined Valvular Disease
33. When Is Partial Remodeling Possible?
34. Aortic Valvuloplasty to Treat Aortic Regurgitation Accompanied by a Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm
35. Valvuloplasty to Treat Aortic Regurgitation Associated with a Ventricular Septal Defect
36. Valvuloplasty for Aortic Regurgitation Associated with Infective Endocarditis
37. Valvuloplasty to Treat Traumatic Aortic Regurgitation
38. How to Manage Aortic Regurgitation from an Allograft
39. Leaders in Valvuloplasty Around the World
40. Cardiologists’ Expectations of Aortic Valvuloplasty
This book provides comprehensive, state-of-the art insights into aortic valvuloplasty.
Aortic valve repair is a relatively new procedure. Since first being successfully performed in the 1990s was objectively assessed in the 2000s, this procedure has now become standardized, reproducible, and popular around the globe.
Written by experts in surgery and cardiology and richly illustrated, it discusses the aspects of anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis and surgical procedure that are essential for successful repair. Contributing to the popularization and development of aortic repair, it is a valuable resource for surgeons, cardiologists, cardio-anesthetists and paramedical staff interested in the field and will be good resource for popularizing and developing aortic valve repair.
• Provides state-of-the-art insights into the important elements of aortic valve repair
• Written by the experts specializing in aortic valvuloplasty management
• Includes a wealth of images to further readers’ understanding of the techniques
• Takashi KuniharaChairman and Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine
• Shuichiro TakanashiChief Surgeon, Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute