Girdauskas E, Rouman M, Disha K, Espinoza A, Dubslaff G, Fey B, et al
. Aortopathy in patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis: role of aortic root functional parameters. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016;49:635-43; discussion 643-4 pubmed publisher
..Functional parameters of the aortic root may be used to predict the severity of aortopathy in patients with BAV stenosis, and may be useful in predicting future risk of aortic disease in such patients. ..
Girdauskas E, Disha K, Rouman M, Espinoza A, Borger M, Kuntze T. Aortic events after isolated aortic valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve root phenotype: echocardiographic follow-up study. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015;48:e71-6 pubmed publisher
..Patients with a BAV root phenotype are at significant risk of aortic events after isolated AVR. Simultaneous root/ascending aortic surgery should be strongly considered in such patients. ..
Girdauskas E, Rouman M, Disha K, Dubslaff G, Fey B, Misfeld M, et al
. The fate of mild-to-moderate proximal aortic dilatation after isolated aortic valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis: a magnetic resonance imaging follow-up studyâ€ . Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016;49:e80-6; discussion e86-7 pubmed publisher
..Mild-to-moderate ascending aortic dilatation remains stable in most BAV patients who underwent isolated AVR surgery for aortic valve stenosis at least 10-year post-AVR. ..
Girdauskas E, Borger M, Secknus M, Girdauskas G, Kuntze T. Is aortopathy in bicuspid aortic valve disease a congenital defect or a result of abnormal hemodynamics? A critical reappraisal of a one-sided argument. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011;39:809-14 pubmed publisher
..Given the marked heterogeneity of BAV disease, further studies are required in order to more precisely determine which theory is the 'correct' one for explaining the obviously different types of BAV-associated aortopathy. ..