What happens right after the Ross procedure?

The patient will be moved to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.

The Ross procedure is very effective in treating damaged aortic valves. It is usually performed on patients ages 40 to 50. During this procedure, the patient's own pulmonary valve is removed to replace the damaged aortic valve. The pulmonary valve will be replaced with a pulmonary homograft.

Steps that need to be followed right after the procedure

  • the patients must have their blood pressure monitored in particular, as it is imperative that this vital sign stays below normal levels as the autograft heals
  • six months after the procedure, the patient’s blood pressure will usually go back to normal levels
  • three months and twelve months after the procedure, a clinical follow-up and ultrasound monitoring is conducted
  • patients will be kept under observation by their surgeon and cardiologist
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