The Yacoub Operation

  • Magdi YacoubEmail author
  • Heba Aguib
  • Ahmed Afifi


This year marks the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Yacoub operation and the concept of valve-preserving restorative operations for aneurysms of the ascending aorta and root, in 1982. This has aroused a fair amount of debate and controversy coupled with refinements and experience. We here summarise some of these issues.


Aneurysm Interleaflet triangles Sinus of Valsalva Remodelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Heart and Lung Institute Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Harefield Heart Science Centre, Magdi Yacoub InstituteHarefieldUK
  3. 3.Magdi Yacoub Heart FoundationCairoEgypt
  4. 4.Biomedical Engineering and Innovation Laboratory at Aswan Heart Centre, Magdi Yacoub Heart FoundationCairoEgypt
  5. 5.Cardiac Surgery DepartmentLaboratory at Aswan Heart Centre, Magdi Yacoub Heart FoundationCairoEgypt

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