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valve-preserving aortic root repairnoun [U]

uk   /vælv.prɪˌzɜːv.ɪŋ eɪˌɔː.tɪk ˈruːt rɪˌpeər/  us   /ˈvælv.prɪˌzɜr.vɪŋ eɪˈɔr.t̬ɪk ˈruːt rɪˌpeər/ specialized
an ​operation to ​replace a ​section of the ​aorta (= the ​largestbloodvessel) at a ​point where it ​leaves the ​heart, but ​keeping the ​heartvalve: In valve-preserving ​aorticrootrepair an ​artificialgraft is used to ​replace the ​damagedsection of the ​aorta.
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