Serial echocardiographic assessment of neo-aortic regurgitation and root dimensions after the modified Ross procedure.

@article{Takkenberg2006SerialEA,
  title={Serial echocardiographic assessment of neo-aortic regurgitation and root dimensions after the modified Ross procedure.},
  author={Johanna J M Takkenberg and Lex A. van Herwerden and Tjebbe W. Galema and Jos Bekkers and Veronica E. Kleyburg-Linkers and Marinus J C Eijkemans and Ad J. J. C. Bogers},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={100-6; discussion 106-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Concern exists regarding progressive root dilatation after the modified Ross procedure. The present prospective echocardiographic study aimed to provide further insight into neo-aortic regurgitation (nAR) and neoaortic root dimensions over time in adult Rotterdam Ross root patients, and to study potential risk factors for nAR and dilatation. METHODS All Rotterdam Ross patients aged > or = 16 years at surgery were subjected to a prospective biennial standardized… CONTINUE READING