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valve-preserving aortic root repair

noun [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 largest blood vessel) at a point where it leaves the heart, but keeping the heart valve: In valve-preserving aortic root repair an artificial graft is used to replace the damaged section of the aorta.
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