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Ahmad Masri @MasriAhmadMD
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A great case of bicuspid-associated aortopathy.
How common is aortic dissection in BAV? To date, many surgeons operate on patients with dilated aortas in the 4.5-5.0 cm range without concomitant severe valve disease. But, how about the evidence so far?
#cardiotwitter #MedEd
1) IRAD had 1.9% BAV patients in a 2006 report (out of 303 type A dissections)
2) GenTAC registry had 2 dissections / 772 BAV (follow-up 3.6 years, outcome ascertained in 88%)
3) In a contemporary cohort of 1890 BAV patients; only 2 dissected (women, max diameter 4.5 and 5.5 cm). During the same period of 2003-2007, 6 patients out of 1896 presented with dissection.
4) In a systematic review we've done on non-surgical studies: 38 patients dissected (0.4%, 27/6,446 in native BAV and 11/2,232 in post-AVR). These are some survival curves from various studies
Summary. Post your favorite study on BAV aortopathy here. A thread for discussion. See poll below. #ACCFIT #MedEd #cardiotwitter #FOAMed @AmrFBarakat @Dr_DanMD @rajdoc2005
@EmilyGuhl @mhammadah @heatherlgornik @IbrahimMSaeed1 @jelevenson @jameschilee @leilii @vass_vassiliou
In isolated aortic root/ascending aortic aneurysm in a patient with BAV (no severe valve dysfunction), we offer surgery at a diameter (ignore indexing for now):
@venkmurthy @onco_cardiology @iamritu @almasthela @wikimagen @purviparwani @MarkELindsay @keaglemd @cshenoy3
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