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The Ross procedure is an ideal aortic valve replacement operation for the teen patient.
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PMID:  15818374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Ross procedure is an ideal aortic valve replacement for the teenage patient because the pulmonary autograft is durable, is nonthrombogenic, has excellent hemodynamics, and grows. Since 1992, our center has performed 194 Ross procedures, and 53 of these were in teenagers (10 to 21 years of age). In this group, there have been no perioperative deaths, hospital length of stay was 4 days, and re-operation for autograft failure was only 2% at mean follow-up of 69 months. All patients are in NYHA heart failure class I. Because of its proven efficacy, the Ross operation is our preferred aortic valve replacement for the teenage patient.
Shamsuddin Khwaja; John J Nigro; Vaughn A Starnes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1092-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-08     Completed Date:  2005-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815944     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 90027, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / physiopathology,  surgery*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / physiopathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Life Style
Pulmonary Valve / physiopathology,  transplantation*
Regional Blood Flow / physiology
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2005;:176-80   [PMID:  15818375 ]

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