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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 2 March 2016 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement: An Easy and Safe Approach for Patients with Anomalous Left Circumflex Coronary Artery

Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement: An Easy and Safe Approach for Patients with Anomalous Left Circumflex Coronary Artery

Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo1, Dorela Haxhiademi2, Sergio Berti3, Marco Solinas1

Operative Units of 1Cardiac Surgery, 2Anaesthesiology and 3Cardiology, G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Fondazione Toscana G. Monasterio, Massa, Italy

An anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) from the right sinus of Valsalva is a frequent coronary problem. This particular condition, though usually silent, is associated with an increased incidence of serious complications during surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) and transcatheter aortic

valve implantation. Here, the cases are described of four patients with an anomalous origin of the LCx from the right sinus of Valsalva who underwent sutureless AVR with the Sorin Perceval S prosthesis. The possible advantages of this approach are also discussed.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:145-148

Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement: An Easy and Safe Approach for Patients with Anomalous Left Circumflex Coronary Artery

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