Cardiovascular CME podcast: Aortic root enlargement

What it is, and why it’s done  

Aortic root enlargement is a procedure in which a larger valve is surgically placed in the aortic position during an aortic valve replacement. In this episode of Mayo Clinic’s “Cardiovascular CME” podcast, Juan Crestanello, M.D., chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, joins host Kyle Klarich, M.D., to discuss how and why aortic root enlargement is done, and which patients are the best candidates for the procedure.

Other discussion topics include:

  • The risks of performing an aortic root enlargement.
  • Alternatives to the procedure.

Listen to the full episode here.

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Cory Pedersen

Cory Pedersen is a senior marketing specialist for Mayo Clinic Laboratories.