For patients requiring intervention because of progressive disease of the aortic valve, the perfect palliation will provide a valve that produces normal dynamics of flow, will not require anti-coagulation, will grow with the patient, and have long term durability. Current surgical interventions include aortic valvoplasty, or replacement with either a mechanical or tissue prosthesis. Options for tissue valves include insertion of a pulmonary autograft in the Ross procedure, a cadaveric homograft, or porcine or bovine xenograft valves. The optimal option is still debated.
- Aortic valvoplasty
- Congenital cardiac disease
- Pulmonary autograft
- Valve surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health