Is the Ross procedure as good as we thought it would be?

Bradley S. Marino*, Sara Pasquali, Thomas L. Spray, Gil Wernovsky

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For patients requiring intervention because of progressive disease of the aortic valve, the perfect palliation will provide a valve that produces normal dynamics of flow, will not require anti-coagulation, will grow with the patient, and have long term durability. Current surgical interventions include aortic valvoplasty, or replacement with either a mechanical or tissue prosthesis. Options for tissue valves include insertion of a pulmonary autograft in the Ross procedure, a cadaveric homograft, or porcine or bovine xenograft valves. The optimal option is still debated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006


  • Aortic valvoplasty
  • Congenital cardiac disease
  • Pulmonary autograft
  • Valve surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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