Valve-sparing aortic root replacement

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Valve-sparing aortic root replacement (also known as the David procedure) is a cardiac surgery procedure.

It involves replacement of the aortic root without replacement of the aortic valve. Two similar procedures were developed, one by Sir Magdi Yacoub,[1] and another by Tirone David.


Re-modeling Technique[edit]

Established by Sir Magdi Yacoub.

Re-implantation Technique[edit]

Established by Tirone David and Christopher Feindel at the Toronto General Hospital.[2]

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  1. ^ Marfan Syndrome: A Primer For Clinicians And Scientists. Peter Nicholas Robinson, Maurice Godfrey eds. Chapter 5: Duke E. Cameron and Vincent L. Gott. Surgical Management of the Marfan Patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  2. ^ David T, Feindel C (1992). "An aortic valve-sparing operation for patients with aortic incompetence and aneurysm of the ascending aorta.". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 103 (4): 617–21; discussion 622. PMID 1532219.