Aortic Valve Bypass
Some patients with severe aortic stenosis – a narrow or stiff heart valve condition – are not good candidates for valve surgery due to scar tissue from previous cardiac surgeries or other reasons. Yet they need effective treatment.
Expert valve surgeons at the Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease help such patients by performing aortic valve bypass, or AVB. Our center is one of only a few in the U.S. conducting this minimally invasive procedure.
AVB Valve Replacement
Aortic valve bypass uses synthetic fabric tubing containing a replacement valve to bypass the diseased valve and create a connection from the heart to the descending aorta.
This method gives the patient a new valve and better blood flow without open surgery or the use of a heart-lung machine.