Spectrum and outcome of reoperations after the Ross procedure.

  title={Spectrum and outcome of reoperations after the Ross procedure.},
  author={John M. Stulak and Harold M. Burkhart and Thoralf M. Sundt and Heidi M. Connolly and Rakesh M. Suri and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Joseph A. Dearani},
  volume={122 12},
BACKGROUND Proposed advantages to the Ross procedure included presumed increased freedom from reoperation and simpler reoperation for pulmonary conduit replacement if needed. It is increasingly apparent, however, that reoperations are frequent after the Ross procedure and that when required, they may be more complex than previously thought. METHODS AND RESULTS Between September 1991 and August 2008, 56 patients underwent reoperation at our institution after a Ross procedure performed by… CONTINUE READING
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