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You are here: Contents > 2014 > Volume 23 Number 1 January 2014 > HOW TO DO IT > Aortic Transection with Superior Biatrial Trans-Septal Approach for Triple Valve Re-Do Procedures

Aortic Transection with Superior Biatrial Trans-Septal Approach for Triple Valve Re-Do Procedures

V. Rao Parachuri1, Srilakshmi M. Adhyapak2, Vineet Mahajan1, Chiran A. Babu1

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, 2Department of Cardiology, St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

The repair of atrioventricular valves requires optimal valve exposure through even unconventional surgical approaches. This is especially true in the situation of multiple re-do valve surgeries, where extensive adhesions may prevent adequate valve exposure. When multiple valve surgeries are contemplated, an extensive incisional approach is required without causing damage to any surrounding crucial structures. Re-do surgeries are described in patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis where the correction of all 

valves involved is necessary, as is the correction of underlying ventricular pathologies such as sinuses and atrioventricular tunnels. As several surgical approaches have been attempted in these situations, a technique is described which involves a superior biatrial approach after transecting the aorta, which addresses the mitral, tricuspid and aortic valves and allows the correction of associated ventricular pathologies.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2014;23:135-137

Aortic Transection with Superior Biatrial Trans-Septal Approach for Triple Valve Re-Do Procedures

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