Aortic insufficiency in a patient with Marfan syndrome: After aortic root reconstruction with a tailored-sinus graft

Igor E. Konstantinov, Kenton J. Zehr

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A patient with Marfan syndrome underwent valve-preserving aortic root reconstruction with a Robicsek-Thubrikar graft. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography showed aortic insufficiency after extracorporeal circulation was discontinued, Placing 3 subcommissural annuloplasty sutures corrected the severe aortic insufficiency. Herein, we discuss the mechanism and prevention of aortic regurgitation after aortic root replacement with a new graft that contains pre-designed aortic sinuses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 8 2003



  • Aorta/surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm/surgery
  • Aortic valve insufficiency/surgery
  • Aortic valve/anatomy
  • Marfan syndrome/surgery
  • Prosthesis design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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