Hegar-based method for aortic valve replacement in multiple valve surgery

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Background: Small aortic annuli are a challenge and a proper valve size is needed to avoid important prosthesis-patient mismatch, especially in case of multiple valves surgery. Case presentation: We proposed a technique involving the use of Hegar dilators in the aortic position while replacing the mitral valve, in order to maintain the proper aortic diameter. We used this method on two patients and we found it easy and reproducible. Conclusions: We report neither operative nor postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number49
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 21 2018


  • Bivalvular replacement
  • Mitral and aortic valve replacement
  • Tricuspid repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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