Apicoaortic bypass using a vascular graft with a bioprosthetic valve

Yasuhiro Fujii, Kazushige Kanki, Hideya Mitsui, Kozo Ishino, Hiroshi Izumoto, Shunji Sano

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We report a case of 75-year-old man who underwent an apicoaortic bypass for severe aortic stenosis. The patient had a porcelain aorta accompanied by a severely calcified aortic annulus. We used a woven polyester vascular graft instead of a rigid apical connector because the latter material cannot be obtained in Japan. Postoperative examination showed no compression or stenosis in the apical outflow. A woven polyester vascular graft is therefore considered suitable for an apicoaortic bypass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • Aorta
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Heart valve prosthesis implantation
  • Thoracic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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