Ascending aortic root aneurysm procedure

Ascending aortic root aneurysm procedure

An ascending aortic root aneurysm procedure may be performed in two ways. In aortic valve and aortic root replacement, your surgeon removes a section of your aorta and your aortic valve, and replaces the section of the aorta with an artificial tube (graft). The aortic valve is replaced with a mechanical or biological valve, shown in the bottom right image. Alternatively, you may have valve-sparing aortic root repair, shown in the top right image, in which your surgeon replaces the enlarged section of the aorta with a graft, and the aortic valve remains in place.