Early and midterm results with the Ross procedure: a study of the first 31 cases.
George Matalanis, Manoj Durairaj, Pallav Shah, Brian Buxton
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann | Published : 2004
Between 1994 and 2002, 31 patients underwent the Ross procedure by a single surgeon. The mean age was 42 years (24-61), 87% were male and 61% were in New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III-IV. Pure aortic stenosis (AS) was present in 32% of patients, pure aortic regurgitation (AR) in 22% and mixed disease in the rest. The aortic valve was bicuspid in 93.5% of the patients. Autograft implantation was by full root replacement in all cases. Concomitant cardiac surgical procedures were carried out in 10/31 (32%). All patients had at least annual clinical and echocardiographic follow-ups. There was one early death (3%). Overall patient survival was 92.7% at 1 year and 86.1% at 5 years. Twent..View full abstract