Ross procedure (aortopulmonary translocation)

  • Ross procedure, also known as aortopulmonary translocation is a procedure used for the treatment of aortic stenosis
  • In this, the patient’s stenotic aortic valve is removed and his pulmonary valve is transplanted to take its place
  • A homograft is used in the place of the pulmonary valve


  • The pulmonary valve that is transplanted can continue to grow
  • Better longevity for the homograft valve as it is placed in the low pressure pulmonary circulation

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