Surgeon Insights: Different Approaches for Treating Bicuspid Aortic Valves

Bicuspid aortic valves are a very common and genetic form of heart disease. This valvular defect can cause symptoms (fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitations) and deadly risks for patients if not properly managed. In this video, Dr. William Brinkman shares important insights specific to different therapeutic approaches he uses to treat bicuspid aortic valves depending on the cardiac conditions associated with the valve including aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation and/or aortic aneurysm. Surgical approaches discussed in this video include sternotomy, minimally-invasive techniques, the Ross Procedure, aortic valve repair, the David Procedure and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Doctor Brinkman is a leading cardiac surgeon and Director of the Thoracic Aorta Clinic at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano in Plano, Texas. (Video posted on October 1, 2020)

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Dr. William Brinkman

Cardiac Surgeon
Baylor Scott & White Health
Plano, Texas

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