Session to Show Cutting-Edge Congenital Procedures
”Shigeyuki Ozaki, MD will discuss “Aortic Reconstruction With Autologous Pericardial ‘Neo-Cusps,’” a procedure he has demonstrated at major children’s hospitals. Dr. Ozaki is from Toho University Ohashi Hospital in Tokyo.
“With the Ozaki technique, a surgeon can replace the aortic valve with a valve created out of the patient’s pericardium,” Dr. Chen said. “It works quite well, and Dr. Ozaki has incredible data out to 8 years with remarkable rates of success.”
By measuring the size of a patient’s natural valve opening with templates created by Dr. Ozaki, surgeons can determine the size of the replacement valve.”