First Human Totally Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacements (TEAVR) Reported (image) American Association for Thoracic Surgery Share Print E-Mail Caption This graphic shows the procedural steps of the sutureless bioprosthesis. A, Sutureless bioprosthesis ready for compression. B, Compressed valve ready to be inserted in the trocar. C, Sutureless bioprosthesis passage through the main operative 20-mm trocar. D, Sutureless bioprosthesis compressed and inserted into the aortic root after removal of the native aortic valve. E, Sutureless bioprosthesis, endoscopic decompression, and adjustment into the aortic annulus. F, Complete expansion of the sutureless valve into the aortic root. Credit American Association for Thoracic Surgery Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.