Aortic Root Replacement
Aortic valves can be repaired through a surgery called valve-sparing aortic root replacement, also know as the David Procedure. Aortic root replacement may be an option for patients who have a condition called bicuspid aortic valve, an aortic aneurysm or other conditions that result in regurgitation.
In aortic root replacement, only the diseased part of the aortic root is replaced. The aortic valve is left intact. This saves the patient's own aortic valve in cases of an aneurysm of the ascending aorta (applicable both for patients who have connective tissue disorders, e.g. Marfans, and those who do not).