Autograft Valve-Sparing Root Replacement for Late Ross Failure during Quadruple-Valve Surgery ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY Goldstone, A. B., Jensen, C. W., Bilbao, M., Woo, Y. 2017; 23 (6): 313–15


Approximately 25% of patients require reoperation within 15 yrs of a Ross procedure. Increasing experience with valve-sparing root replacement (VSRR) has led some surgeons to spare the autograft valve. Here, we demonstrate that all valves can be surgically repaired or replaced safely during autograft VSRR. As more patients are considered for this operation, coexistent mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonic valve dysfunction should not preclude salvage of the autograft valve, nor should autograft leaflet prolapse.

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