The Ross procedure is an old surgical technique that is gaining popularity some 30 years after its introduction. The patient's own pulmonary valve is essentially used as a "spare part" to replace the diseased aortic valve. The Ross procedure has become an accepted and attractive option for patients with a life expectancy of more than 20 years and for patients in whom long-term treatment with anticoagulants is undesirable or problematic. Careful preoperative evaluation and postoperative management, as well as proficient surgical techniques, are all necessary to achieve good outcomes.
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Articles| November 01 1997
Aortic valve replacement with a pulmonary autograft: case studies of the Ross procedure
Am J Crit Care (1997) 6 (6): 418–422.
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C Scott, M Schactman, LM Graver; Aortic valve replacement with a pulmonary autograft: case studies of the Ross procedure. Am J Crit Care 1 November 1997; 6 (6): 418–422. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc19188.8.131.528
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