A Ross Procedure is surgery of the aortic valve that replaces a diseased or malformed aortic valve with the patient’s pulmonary valve (see fig. 1). The pulmonary valve is removed from the heart (see fig. 2). The pulmonary valve will be used to replace the diseased aortic valve. The pulmonary valve is then replaced with a donor valve or with a synthetic conduit graft with a valve (see fig. 3).
Figure 1: Malformed aortic valve.
Figure 2: Pulmonary valve to be removed from the heart.
Figure 3: Pulmonary valve replacing with the malformed aortic valve and a conduit with a valve replacing the pulmonary valve.
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