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It's Topic Tuesday

Hey friends and family! Thanks for joining us for another week of #TopicTuesday! Today I wanted to do a little bit of a different style as we come off several posts full of cool information about aortic root replacement and Heart Valve Disease Awareness month!

I am going to pose a few questions on topics that were covered by Duc, Carin and I in blog posts from the past month.

If you need to, do a quick glance quickly before you take the quiz! Try to test yourself to see how much you picked up from the posts. We will post the the answers tomorrow morning!

  1. Which aortic root surgery (Bentall or David) allows you to preserve your native aortic valve without replacing it?

  2. During aortic root surgery, two vessels are removed from your root as "buttons" and later re-implanted in the synthetic graft. What was the name of those vessels?

  3. What was the full name of the surgeon that the David procedure is named after?

  4. Which aortic root surgery is used to treat patients with both aortic root disease AND concurrent aortic valve disease?

  5. How many leaflets does a "normal" aortic valve have?

  6. When an aortic valve has two leaflets, what is it called?

  7. What is it called when your aortic valve is too "tight"?

  8. What is it called when your aortic valve is too "leaky"?

  9. True or false - Younger patients are more likely to have aortic valve disease.

  10. True or false - Only around 1 million Americans have heart valve disease currently.

Be sure to put your answers down below in the comments on our Facebook page. Answers will be announced tomorrow at 9 am EST.

Have fun!

Good luck and thanks for being with us on this Aortic journey! Talk soon and remember always #ThinkAorta!

Your pal,


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