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The role of LV in the autograft complication after ROSS operation
  1. Kai Ma,
  2. Qiuming Chen,
  3. Shoujun Li
  1. Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, PR China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Shoujun Li, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 167 Beilishi Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, The People's Republic of China; drlishoujun{at}

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To the Editor, We have read the interesting article from Luciani and colleagues1 documenting the outcomes into the second decade after the Ross procedure in infants and children from the Italian Paediatric Ross Registry. The conclusion concisely stated that the Ross procedure was a low-risk palliative procedure for aortic valve abnormalities at the expense of valve-related reoperation.

Contrary to prior evidence, autograft reoperation was more common than homograft in their cohort, raising the concern about the autograft failure …

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  • KM and QC contributed equally.

  • Contributors KM: Read the article and wrote this letter. QC: Read the article and revised this letter. SL: Provided the concept and revised the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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