Sinus Plication to Improve Valve Configuration in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair
Ulrich Schneider, MD, Wolfram Schmied, Dipl-Psych, Diana Aicher, MD, Christian Giebels, MD, Lena Winter, MD, Hans-Joachim Schäfers, MD
Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
Reducing the circumference of the fused sinuses should improve valve configuration and thus repair stability. This avoids the need for root replacement.