How do you do a Bentall procedure?

How do you do a Bentall procedure?

After you fall asleep, your doctor will:

  1. Remove the affected part of your aorta and aortic valves.
  2. Temporarily remove your coronary arteries.
  3. Insert an artificial aortic graft with a built in valve.
  4. Make two holes in the graft and re-attach the coronary arteries.

Is Bentall procedure open heart surgery?

The Bentall procedure is a type of open-heart surgery to replace the aortic valve and aortic root (and sometimes more of the ascending aorta).

How long does it take to recover from Bentall aortic replacement?

Full recovery usually takes about 2 months. Most patients are able to drive in about 3 to 8 weeks after surgery.

Is Bentall procedure safe?

Conclusion: The Bentall procedure is a safe and durable operation, with a very good early and long-term results and a low rate of reoperation. In the present series, age, BAV and emergency surgery were important independent predictors of mortality.

Is the Bentall procedure safe?

Which is better pig or cow valve?

In conclusion, the bovine valve is superior in its complication and haemodynamic profiles. Both bovine and porcine valves have comparable results with regard to the mortality, postoperative functional status and valve durability.

What is pear procedure?

The ExoVasc® Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS) is a computer designed, custom-made implant to match individual aortic root morphology. It was first introduced in 2004 as a conservative surgical approach for Marfan patients with asymptomatic aortic dilation.

How many years does a cow valve last?

While new technologies are being designed and tested, cow valve replacements typically last between 10-20 years. The main advantage of mechanical valves is that they are very durable and expected to last the life of the patient.

How long will a pig valve last?

Pig heart valves used as replacements typically last 10-15 years in a paitent. Recent reports from the Cleveland Clinic suggest that newer pig valves often last 17 years or longer. The American Heart Association states that pig valves can last up to 20 years.

How did the Bentall procedure get its name?

The Bentall procedure is a type of serious open-heart surgery needed to repair the aortic root and the aortic valve, such as might be needed for an aortic aneurysm in this part of the aorta. The procedure is named for Hugh Bentall, who first performed and described it in 1968. 1 

What are the risks of the Bentall procedure?

Like all forms of open-heart surgery, the Bentall procedure has inherent risks. It is a serious intervention, and unfortunately not everyone survives. One study cited the risk of death within 30 days of hospitalization at around 5%. 2

When is the best time to have a Bentall procedure?

For people who don’t have an underlying medical condition that caused their problem (other than high blood pressure), it’s currently recommended to have preventative surgery when the aorta diameter is 5.5 centimeters (cm) or if it seems to be growing quickly.

Which is better for a Bentall valve replacement?

When planning to have a Bentall procedure, one of the key choices to make is whether to have a mechanical valve replacement or a valve replacement performed with a synthetic, biologic material. The advantage of choosing a mechanical valve is that they are very durable and last for many years.