Aortic Root Remodeling With Modified Sleeve Procedure

Francesco Arlati, , , , , , &
Introduction
Valve sparing operations provide excellent long term results but are technically demanding and time consuming (1,2). An alternative approach is the “sleeve” technique (3).
Since 2006 we have addressed aortic root disease with a modified sleeve procedure, and have performed 180 interventions in such a way (3,4).
Patient selection
The procedure addresses aortic root ectasia or aneurysm with or without aortic regurgitation. The selection criteria are aortic root diameter ≥ 50 mm, or...
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