Int J Angiol 2019; 28(01): 064-068
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676967
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Continuous Suture Technique for Aortic Valve Replacement: Technical Considerations and Controversies

Sotiris C. Stamou
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, Florida
,
Ellie A. Moeller
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, Florida
,
Marcos A. Nores
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, Florida
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Publication Date:
28 January 2019 (eFirst)

Abstract

Continuous suture technique (CST) for aortic valve replacement (AVR) is a simple, secure, and fast surgical technique that has been shown to significantly decrease cross clamp time and cardiac bypass time, ultimately resulting in decreased myocardial ischemic injury, operation time, and hospital stay. However, previous studies have reported increased risk of periprosthetic regurgitation with CST for AVR. We describe our technique for AVR using CST in 100 patients with low complication rate and no perioperative paravalvular aortic insufficiency.

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