CTSNet Step-by-Step Series: AVR Valve Excision and Debridement

This video takes the viewer through the initial steps of an aortic valve replacement, after the patient has been placed on cardiopulmonary bypass. Anatomical diagrams help to demonstrate the anatomical concepts surrounding these steps, which would otherwise be rather difficult to conceptualize for those not trained to do so.


  1. Emery RW, Voeller RK, Emery RJ. Aortic Valve Replacement With a Mechanical Cardiac Valve Prosthesis. In: Cohn LH, Adams DH, eds. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education; 2018:Chapter 27.




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