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July 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:87–92 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.022

Personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) to stabilise an aortic root aneurysm

John Pepper, Tal J Golesworthy, Cemil Izgi, Johanna J M Takkenberg, Tom Treasure

Abstract

Introduction Prophylactic replacement of the aortic root aims to resect the aortic aneurysm and so mitigate the risk of dissection or rupture. There are two established surgical techniques: total root replacement (TRR), which involves replacement of the aortic root and valve with a composite valve conduit, or valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR). TRR is now a straightforward operation with a low operative risk, but it involves replacement of the aortic valve, which is normal in many patients. This then commits the patient either to life-long anticoagulation with a mechanical valve, or structural valve degeneration if a tissue valve is used.

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