Sutureless Aortic Valves in Patients With a Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Mohamad Bashir of the Blackpool Victoria Hospital in the UK moderates a discussion on the use of sutureless aortic valves in patients with bicuspid valve anatomy, which was filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Dr Bashir is joined by Eric Roselli of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, US, Vinod Thourani of Medstar Heart Institute in Washington, DC, US, and Malakh Shrestha of Hannover Medical School in Germany. The panel focuses on the limitations and indications of sutureless aortic valves in this patient population, and notes that the use of this important technology should be expanded with caution.