Cardiology Research and Practice

Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Dilatation of the Ascending Aorta


Publishing date
27 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Leipzig Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

2Heart Science Centre, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, England

3Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA


Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Dilatation of the Ascending Aorta

Description

Bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs) affect around 1-2% of the normal population and can be classified due to their number of raphes. Around half of patients with BAV develop a dilatation of the ascending aorta, which itself can vary in form and extension. There is an ongoing debate with regard to genetic and/or hemodynamic causes of the aortic dilatation. So far, it is not clear whether regurgitant BAVs are associated in the same way with aortic dilatation as stenotic BAV.

Patients with BAV are at risk not only due to their valve pathology but also because of the potential risk of aortic rupture or dissection. It is therefore of major clinical relevance to adequately control these patients. Understanding the molecular and cells events that are responsible for the development of BAV and its correlation with aortic dilatation will have important implications on therapeutic and surgical treatment of this patient population.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles, covering the whole spectrum of BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta. We are particularly interested in articles focusing on basic research, flow dynamics, imaging, BAV and the dilated ascending aorta in connective tissue disorders, BAV and the dilated ascending aorta in children, medical treatment, followup, natural history studies, as well as surgical techniques. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic abnormalities in patients with BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta
  • Cellular mechanism of calcification in BAV
  • Anatomy and pathology of bicuspid aortic valves
  • Natural course of patients with BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta
  • Imaging (MRI, CT scan, ECHO)
  • Various types of BAV in correlation to dilatation of the ascending aorta
  • Flow dynamics
  • Relation of BAV to dilatation of the ascending aorta
  • BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta in children
  • Aortopathy in patients with BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta
  • BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta in Marfan Syndrome, Turner Syndrome
  • Medical treatment
  • Indications for surgery and followup
  • Surgical techniques for BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta
  • Valve preserving procedures in patients with BAV and dilatation of the ascending aorta

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 142697
  • - Editorial

Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Dilatation of the Ascending Aorta

Martin Misfeld | Ani C. Anyanwu | Adrian H. Chester
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 145202
  • - Review Article

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Ascending Aortic Aneurysms: Gaps in Knowledge

Katie L. Losenno | Robert L. Goodman | Michael W. A. Chu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 313879
  • - Review Article

Current Indications for Surgical Repair in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Ascending Aortic Ectasia

Christian D. Etz | Martin Misfeld | ... | Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 180238
  • - Clinical Study

Ascending Aortic Wall Cohesion: Comparison of Bicuspid and Tricuspid Valves

Jaroslav Benedik | Kevin Pilarczyk | ... | Heinz Jakob
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 926975
  • - Review Article

Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Three Patient Populations, Two Disease Phenotypes, and One Shared Genotype

Robert B. Hinton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 478259
  • - Review Article

Relation of Bicuspid Aortic Valve Morphology to the Dilatation Pattern of the Proximal Aorta: Focus on the Transvalvular Flow

Evaldas Girdauskas | Kushtrim Disha | ... | Thomas Kuntze
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 165957
  • - Research Article

Locally Different Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Protein Levels in Ascending Aortic Aneurysms of Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Valve

Salah A. Mohamed | Arlo Radtke | ... | Gazanfer Belge
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 180297
  • - Review Article

Genetic Insights into Bicuspid Aortic Valve Formation

Brigitte Laforest | Mona Nemer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 196037
  • - Review Article

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease: A Comprehensive Review

Ify Mordi | Nikolaos Tzemos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 735829
  • - Review Article

Pathophysiological Implications of Different Bicuspid Aortic Valve Configurations

F. A. Kari | F. Beyersdorf | M. Siepe
Cardiology Research and Practice
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