Aortic Valve Replacement: Clinical Advances and Challenges

Submission Deadline: 2 March 2024 (Status: Open)


Special Issue Editor(s)

Chiara Tessari, MD, PhD      Email   |   Website
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Sciences and Public Health University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: aortic valve surgery; micro-invasive surgery concept; structural valve degeneration; tissue treatment; Ross operation; xenoantigens; blood flow; paravalvular leak


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to contribute to an upcoming Special Issue on Aortic Valve Replacement: Clinical Advances and Challenges in the Heart Surgery Forum, a platform renowned for fostering innovation and sharing technical knowledge to enhance patient care. As distinguished experts in the field of cardiac surgery, your insights will be of significant value to our collective understanding of Aortic Valve Replacement, a cardiac surgery procedure in which continous advances are being made.

This Special Issue aims to broaden our understanding of various aspects of Aortic Valve Replacement, including the current commercially available substitutes , patient selection, pros and cons of commercially available substitutes, cost-effectiveness evaluation, the problem of structural valve degeneration and its of cause (flow? Tissue treatment? Immunology?).

With an emphasis on innovation and the future of surgical and type of available substitutes advancements, we believe that a focused exploration of Aortic Valve Replacement and its application is timely and essential for our professional community.

We welcome the submission of original research articles and reviews. The research areas for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

• Minimally invasive and micro-invasive aortic valve replacement
• Patient selection for aortic valve replacement and the use of artificial intelligence for it
• Durability of biological substitutes
• Tissue treatments to improve tissue durability
• Durability as a matter of immunology or of tissue
• Portfolio of commercially available aortic valve substitutes
• Cost-effectiveness of aortic valve replacement

We eagerly anticipate your contributions and are confident that your expertise and perspectives will significantly enrich this Special Issue, creating a comprehensive resource that will benefit all cardiac surgery professionals.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Please do not hesitate to reach out for any further details or clarification.

Dr. Chiara Tessari
Guest Editor



aortic valve surgery; micro-invasive surgery concept; structural valve degeneration; tissue treatment; Ross operation; xenoantigens; blood flow; paravalvular leak


Manuscript Submission Information

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