Abstract:Pulmonary autograft has been used in clinical practice for decades in patients with aortic valve disease (Ross procedure). Pulmonary autograft dilatation and regurgitation, however, may occur after a free-standing root autograft implantation. A simple, partially supported root replacement (PSRR) technique for the Ross procedure which preserves the native aortic root remnants up to the level of the sinotubular junction (to support the pulmonary autograft root) has been developed in our medical center. In additi… Show more
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