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Can you explain the ross procedure?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Replace Aortic valve

Very interesting operation concieved by mr. Donald ross, a briish cardiac surgeon for severe aortic valve disease.
Unique, in that patients aortic valve is replaced with their own pulmonary valve (autograft). Patient's pulmonary valve is then replaced with a porcine heart valve graft. Rationale is that patients own pulmonary valve functions longer that a porcineaortic valve replacement graft.

In brief: Replace Aortic valve

Very interesting operation concieved by mr. Donald ross, a briish cardiac surgeon for severe aortic valve disease.
Unique, in that patients aortic valve is replaced with their own pulmonary valve (autograft). Patient's pulmonary valve is then replaced with a porcine heart valve graft. Rationale is that patients own pulmonary valve functions longer that a porcineaortic valve replacement graft.
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