What are the advantages of Ross procedure?
Some advantages include 1. No need for anticoagulation. 2. The valve grows as the patient grows in children. 3. Favourable hemodynamics. 4. No prosthetic material present in the valve.
What is one bad disadvantage of this procedure?
Converting a single valve disease into a 2 valve disease.
The heart is borderline enlarged. Aortic root and arch ( pulmonary homograft ) is diffusely calcified.
Sternal wires are demonstrated, which are intact.
A left-sided triple lead pacemaker is demonstrated with leads in the right atrium, right ventricular apex and posterior left ventricular wall via coronary sinus. No pneumothorax, mediastinal widening, CHF, or pleural fluid demonstrated.