“David H. Adams, MD, of Mount Sinai Medical Center discussed resection and nonresection techniques in degenerative valve disease in teenagers and young adults. In a series of videos, he showed a lesion-specific approach to valve reconstruction.
"One must be even more precise in younger patients with regard to available tissue and targeted resections in order to maximize leaflet coaptation and a long-term durable result. As many children and young adults are still growing and have small annular size, annuloplasty techniques must be carefully applied - which makes reconstructive procedures even more challenging in this population," Dr. Adams said.”
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