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Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):302-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.081.

Transaortic mitral valve replacement.

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  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.


Transaortic replacement of the mitral valve at the time of aortic valve or root replacement is a rarely used technique that offers many possible advantages in the setting of multivalve replacement. Reports in the literature are few and dated. The purpose of this brief communication is to describe technical and procedural details specific to mitral procedures done through the aortic annulus.

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