Aortic root replacement using the Bentall technique can be performed with composite grafts using either mechanical or bioprosthesis.
The Authors describe a technique using an Edwards Intuity Elite rapid deployment bioprosthesis to construct a composite graft for an aortic root replacement, in a 72-year-old male (63 Kg) presented with chest pain and was found to have a 5.2 × 6.0-cm aortic root aneurysm on a thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan. There are several advantages to using this kind of bioprosthesis as part of a composite graft for aortic root replacement, first of all that long-term anticoagulation is avoided and that the prosthesis may be inserted using less sutures than a traditional bioprosthesis.
- Gennari M, Agrifoglio M, Polvani G. Composite graft using an Edwards Intuity Elite rapid deployment bioprosthesis for aortic root replacement. J Card Surg 2017 Feb 15[Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed