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Ross procedure tops prosthetic aortic valve replacement in younger adults


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Reuters Health - 25/02/2022 - For younger adults undergoing primary aortic valve replacement (AVR), the Ross procedure leads to improved survival and better outcomes compared to prosthetic AVR, according to a large study from New York. With the Ross procedure, the diseased aortic valve is replaced with a pulmonary autograft and placement of a homograft or xenograft in the pulmonary position. Prosthetic AVR involves use of either a mechanical valve, which requires lifelong anticoagulation, or a biological valve from a human or animal donor, which has limited durability. Survival with the Ross procedure was not only better than after biological or mechanical AVR, it was identical to age-, sex- and race-matched adults in the general population who did not have AVR surgery. "To this day, this is the only operation that has ever been shown to restore survival after aortic valve replacement in young adults," lead researcher Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy, professor o...


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