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As we move into March we're putting a bow on Heart Health Month by highlighting the level of cardiovascular care available in Colorado Springs at UCHealth Memorial.

Dr. Peter Walinsky is the senior medical director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Memorial who says it's among the best in the nation.  “Our results in treating patients with complicated dissections and complicated aortic root pathology are excellent.  Even just elective root replacement, so (we’re talking about) patients who are not sick, or don’t have (aortic) dissections, the average number root replacements that a cardiac surgeon in the United States does in a 12-month period is two.  I've been here for 18 months and we've done 50.”

On Valentine’s Day we introduced you to Reynaldo Gonzalez, who traveled to Colorado Springs from Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a complicated heart valve replacement.  Rey and wife spent more than two weeks in the Springs for his surgery and recovery.   

Aortic Root Surgery - Bookshelf

Aortic Root Surgery, The Biological Solution
616 pages
Aortic Root Surgery, The Biological Solution

The book contains a collection of proceedings of The Berlin Heart Valve Symposium which was held in November 2008.

Perioperative Care in Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery
526 pages
Perioperative Care in Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery

D Surgery of the Aortic Valve Tirone E. David Anatomy 227 Aortic Root Replacement 233 Pathology 228 Matching the Prosthesis to the Patient 233 Pathophysiology 231 Operative Techniques 233 Aortic Valve Replacement 233 Natural History 231 Aortic Root Replacement 235 - - Aortic Valve Repair and Reconstruction Diagnosis 231 of the Aortic Root 237 Indications for Surgery 232 Operative Mortality and Morbidity 239 Surgical Options 232 Late Outcomes 239 Aortic Valve Repair ...

Advanced Therapy in Cardiac Surgery
642 pages
Advanced Therapy in Cardiac Surgery

Patients with Marfan syndrome are at risk for life-threatening complications of dilation of the aortic root. Aortic root replacement should be performed when the diameter of the aortic root reaches 5.5 to 6.0 cm.10'12'19 Patients with a family history of acute dissection or rupture should undergo surgery earlier, preferably when the aortic root reaches 5 cm in diameter, as there is evidence that aortic dissection can occur without marked dilation of the aortic root in these patients.14 '19 Other ...

Marfan Syndrome, A Primer For Clinicians And Scientists
218 pages
Marfan Syndrome, A Primer For Clinicians And Scientists

CHAPTER 5 Cardiovascular Surgery. Surgical Management of the Marfan Patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Duke E. Cameron and Vincent L. Gott the Marfan patient with aortic root aneurysm. The introduction in 1966 of the composite graft procedure by Mr. Hugh Bentall in London was a major step forward in the successful treatment of these aneurysms and was complemented later by use of homograft aortic roots. More recently, valve-sparing procedures introduced by Sir Magdi ...

Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery
1066 pages
Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Conversely, not all patients with aortic root aneurysm have annuloaortic ectasia. The term annuloaortic ectasia is now used to define a dilated aortic annulus, which is often encountered in patients with connective disorders of the aortic root. The aortic valve may be bicuspid or tricuspid. This chapter is dedicated to surgery for aortic root aneurysm with or without annuloaortic ectasia. Aortic root aneurysm is caused by dilation of the aortic sinuses, which often progresses to involve the ...

Aortic Root Surgery - News

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It causes progressive enlargement of the aorta, making it prone to rupture, which can be fatal in more than 50% of cases. Currently, the only effective treatment is prophylactic surgical aortic root replacement. In addition to lowering blood pressure

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