Valve disease

Joanna Chikwe, David Tom Cooke and Aaron Weiss

in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199642830
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742842 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery

Valve disease

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General principles

Types of valve prosthesis - Homografts and autografts - Choice of valve prosthesis

Aortic valve disease

Pathophysiology of aortic stenosis - Pathophysiology of aortic insufficiency - Timing of aortic valve surgery - Aortic valve replacement: set-up - Valve excision - Aortic valve implantation - Stentless aortic replacement - Homograft aortic replacement - The Ross procedure - Aortic root replacement - Small aortic root - Valve-sparing procedures - Results of aortic valve surgery

Mitral valve disease

Pathophysiology of mitral stenosis - Pathophysiology of mitral regurgitation - Timing of mitral valve surgery - Mitral valve exposure - Mitral valvotomy - Planning mitral valve repair - Principles of mitral valve repair - Mitral valve replacement - Results of mitral surgery

Tricuspid and combined valve surgery

Tricuspid valve surgery - Surgery for infective endocarditis - Combined valvular procedures

Minimally invasive valve surgery is described on pp–?

Chapter.  20395 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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