The need for comprehensive multidisciplinary programs, complex interventions, and precision medicine for bicuspid aortic valve disease

Erin E. Crawford, Patrick M. McCarthy*, S. Chris Malaisrie, Christopher K. Mehta, Jyothy J. Puthumana, Joshua D. Robinson, Michael Markl, Robert O. Bonow, Paul W.M. Fedak

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Abstract

Patients with bicuspid aortic valves commonly require an intervention on their valve and/or aorta. Because of their heterogeneous presentations, recommendations for imaging surveillance and surgery timing are highly individualized. Critical points in care include time of diagnosis, transition from adolescent to adult medicine, and surgery referral. To better support patients with bicuspid aortic valves, we developed a comprehensive program that utilizes the multidisciplinary care team, complex interventions, and translational research protocols. We describe our program structure and experience with this common and sometimes challenging diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-379
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Aortic surgery
  • Bicuspid aortic valve (bav)
  • Congenital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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