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What is a Bentall heart procedure?

What is a Bentall heart procedure?

The Bentall procedure is a surgery to replace part of the aorta and the aortic valve of the heart because of a bulge (aneurysm) in the aorta. The aorta is the large blood vessel (artery) that carries blood from the heart through the chest and belly to the rest of the body.

How long does it take to recover from Bentall aortic replacement?

Full recovery usually takes about 2 months. Most patients are able to drive in about 3 to 8 weeks after surgery.

What happens after Bentall procedure?

After your Bentall procedure, you’ll spend one or two days in an intensive care unit (ICU), where you’ll be connected to machines to monitor your heart, blood pressure, body temperature and breathing. Your wound may be sore, but you’ll be given medications to help with the pain.

What is the difference between Type A and Type B dissection?

Type A dissections are an emergency and typically require surgical intervention, while Type B dissections may be managed without surgery by carefully controlling blood pressure.

Where does the Bentall procedure take place in the heart?

A Bentall procedure involves the aorta, the heart’s largest artery. The Bentall procedure is usually done in open heart surgeries that concern the aorta. Children born with Marfan syndrome are at risk of developing heart and lung defects.

Is the Bentall procedure dangerous for the patient?

The Bentall procedure replaces a part of the aorta damaged by an aneurysm. It also replaces the aortic valve that isn’t working. A large aneurysm in the aorta can be very dangerous. If it bursts, it can cause bleeding that leads to death.

Why was the Bentall procedure named after Hugh Bentall?

The Bentall procedure is a type of serious open-heart surgery needed to repair the aortic root and the aortic valve, such as might be needed for an aortic aneurysm in this part of the aorta. The procedure is named for Hugh Bentall, who first performed and described it in 1968. 1  What Is the Bentall Procedure?

When was the Bentall valve procedure first used?

This operation is used to treat combined aortic valve and ascending aorta disease, including lesions associated with Marfan syndrome. The Bentall procedure was first described in 1968 by Hugh Bentall and Antony De Bono.