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Fri, Jan 24 9:35pm · Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I didnt had any symptoms but doctors told me that my bicuspid valve is creating my left ventricle size increasing and EF going down than 50. I did elective surgery at that time and now within 8 years as back at this stage. Not able to decide who is better of those two surgeons

Fri, Jan 24 9:35pm · Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Guys please anyone had my situation?

Fri, Jan 24 9:35pm · Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

My EF is 65 and more currently , I think my post was not clear. I had EF down at age23 when my valve was changed.
Now I don’t have any valve issue or EF issue. I have aortic root and asc aorta aneurysm.

Fri, Jan 24 9:35pm · Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

My current surgeon are Craig Miller at Stanford and Dr Svensson at Cleveland Clinic. What I understand is more surgeon in diff hospital I talk more diff opinion comes up resulting in more tension and headache. I was looking for any patient similar in condition like me who can tell what was done in his or her case

Fri, Jan 24 9:35pm · Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Hello All

I am 31/M
I had my bicuspid aortic valve replaced 8 years back with ATS Mechanical 22 Mm valve.
Now I am diagnosed with ascending aorta size of 5.2 and aortic root of 4.4.
I talked to 2 surgeons in diff hospital.
One surgeon says that no need to replace well functioning mechanical valve and will cut root just before the valve and cover the little rim and existing valve with graft.he gives reason if a mechnical valve passes 1 year successfully it typical remain forever and should not be changed. His recommendations is not to touch the place where valve is sewn to root.

Other surgeon is of opinion that when we will open we will be able to see the condition of root and if it need to be replaced we will put new composite graft already fitted with a new St.Jude valve.
He also believe my current valve is 100 percent functioning but as per him existing valve should have some tissues deposited and replacing a new is always better.

What to choose. Both surgeon are top notch surgeon in diff hospitals

Apr 11, 2018 · Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others in Aortic Aneurysms

I has a well functioning ATS Mechanical valve put in 8 yrs ago and now have aneurysm of 5.2.
Diff surgeon providing diff opinion to replace the valve again or leave existing valve and replace aorta only.
Does anyone has been in this situation?