Journal article

Optimal timing of the Ross procedure in the management of chronic aortic incompetence in the young.

Michael MH Cheung, Ian D Sullivan, Marc R de Leval, Victor T Tsang, Andrew N Redington

Cardiol Young | Published : 2003

Abstract

UNLABELLED: The appropriate timing of intervention in patients with chronic aortic incompetence allows recovery of ventricular function. We sought to determine the optimal timing of the Ross procedure for chronic aortic incompetence in young patients. We retrospectively analysed case notes, and measured pre- and postoperative echocardiographic indexes of left ventricular function, in patients who had undergone the Ross procedure for chronic aortic incompetence. METHODS AND RESULTS: We found 21 patients with preoperative and postoperative data suitable for analysis. Their age at operation ranged from 5.6 to 26 years, with a median of 13.8 years, and the duration of follow-up was from 0.5 to 6..

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