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Can scar tissue grow and block off coronary arteries after a Bentall valve replacement?

How common is it for scar tissue to grow after AAA and AVR (Bentall) and block off coronary arteries? How common is it for scar tissue to diminish and allow blood flow after 1 year?

submitted by Brian from El Paso, Texas on 3/17/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, MD  

Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCPBrian, in my experience, it is uncommon or rare for scar tissue to compromise the coronary circulation following a Bentall procedure.

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