Aortic Valve Preservation "David I Procedure"

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Aortic valve preservation is a far superior operation compared to valve replacement. The patient's own valv...
Aortic valve preservation is a far superior operation compared to valve replacement. The patient's own valve is preserved and this obviates the use of anticoagulants and offers normal durability when compared with artificial valves. the David I procedure as it is known is applicable whenever the pathology is due to annular dilatation with relatively pliable leaflets as in annuloaortic ectasia, ascending aneurysms or dissection with annular disruption
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