A simple method to adapt the height of the sinotubular junction of the de Paulis Valsalva graft to the height of the patient's sinuses in David reimplantation procedure

Alessandro Mazzola, Renato Gregorini, Carmine Villani, Raffaele Giancola

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De Paulis and associated introduced a new aortic root conduit for valve-sparing operation. The use of this prosthesis for David I (reimplantation) procedure occasionally may be problematic when the top of the commissures, do not match the new sinotubular junction of the graft. We propose a simple method that allows to create a new sinotubular junction at the desired level in the skirt portion of the Valsalva prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-926
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005



  • Aortic root surgery
  • Aortic valve-sparing procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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