What is the Ross procedure for the treatment of aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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The Ross procedure is another option in young patients as an initial procedure or for reoperation after prior valvotomy. In this procedure, the patient's own pulmonary valve and main pulmonary artery are transplanted to the aortic position, with reimplantation of coronary arteries. A homograft is placed in the pulmonary position. Its durability may be better than tissue valves. However, the Ross procedure is technically demanding and results at different centers have been mixed.


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