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Ross procedure

procedure for aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation in which the aortic valve is replaced with the patient's own pulmonic valve (autograft) and the pulmonic valve is in turn replaced with a homograft valve.

Ross procedure

Pulmonary autograft, total aortic root replacement Heart surgery A procedure used for aortic regurgitation, which preserves the entire–pulmonary autograft annulus, the leaflets, and the surrounding pulmonary artery wall as a single unit; the Pts' main coronary arteries are reimplanted into the side of the autograft and encompassing pulmonary artery wall as a single unit. See Aortic regurgitation.

Ross pro·ce·dure

(raws prŏ-sē'jŭr)
Therapeutic technique for aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation in which the aortic valve is replaced with the patient's own pulmonic valve (autograft) and the pulmonic valve is in turn replaced with a homograft valve.


Donald N., U.S. cardiac surgeon, 1922–.
Ross procedure - aortic valve replacement using a pulmonic valve autograft.
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The Ross Procedure requires very specific surgical expertise to achieve predictable, long-lasting results, and The Ross Summit was created to foster data exchange to provide a well-rounded point of view in addition to offering critical procedural training," noted Steven G.
A decellularized human pulmonary heart valve, CryoValve(R) SG, processed using CryoLife's SynerGraft(R) technology, was cleared by the FDA in February 2008 for use in cardiac reconstruction procedures, which includes the Ross Procedure.
Demonstrating the Ross Procedure is only one recent example among hundreds of healthcare applications using VTEL's interactive multimedia videoconferencing equipment.
These statements include those regarding the expected increases in the number of Ross Procedures, expected mortality rates of patients undergoing the Ross Procedure with an experienced surgeon, expected incidents of surgical reinterventions in patients undergoing the Ross Procedure, and expected increased support for better survival rates for patients undergoing Ross Procedures than other valve replacement options.
Pioneered in 1967, the Ross Procedure is a type of specialized aortic valve surgery in which the patient's diseased aortic valve is replaced with his or her own pulmonary valve.
Things are constantly changing, evolving and improving within the Ross Procedure community," noted Steven G.
The outstanding response we've received from the worldwide cardiovascular surgical community on this Summit is indicative of the professional interest in the Ross Procedure and in the new technologies and products related to it, such as the CryoValve SG," added Steven G.
9) reported a successful valve-sparing aortic root reimplantation after Ross procedure.
In conclusion, Ross procedure is a preferable option for the children and adolescents with aortic pathologies.
The Ross Procedure gives patients afflicted with this disease an alternative to mechanical aortic valve implantation, and potentially frees them from a lifetime of blood-thinning medications.
The Ross Procedure requires a 'high level of training, patience and skill' on the part of the surgeon, according to the International Ross Registry -- the organization which tracks the procedures performed.
The valve replacements included 347 mechanical prosthesis, 193 aortic allografts, and 165 pulmonary autografts performed using the Ross Procedure, a surgical technique introduced by the noted English cardiovascular surgeon, Donald N.