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Commentary: The Adjustable Bridge – Definitely a Useful Technique; However

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    Ronald K. Woods
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    Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Herma Heart Institute, Children's Wisconsin, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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      The adjustable bridge is yet another additive technique in our quest to conquer atrioventricular valve regurgitation in patients with single-ventricle heart disease.
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      References

        • Kasahara S
        • Kotani Y.
        Repair of common atrio-ventricular valve in univentricular circulation using adjustable annular bridging technique.
        Op Tech Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022; 27: 302-308

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      • Repair of Common Atrioventricular Valve in Univentricular Circulation Using Adjustable Annular Bridging Technique
        Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 27Issue 3
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          The main reason for common atrioventricular valve regurgitation is the enlargement of the valve annulus contralaterally to the aorta and pulmonary artery. Edge-to-edge repair can be used to address the regurgitation; however, there might be potential disadvantage that a fixed bridging leaflet could have a restrictive motion, leading to recurrence of atrioventricular valve regurgitation. To avoid this issue and address the anteroposterior dilatation of the annulus, we have developed an adjustable annular bridging technique.
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