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The role of LV in the autograft complication after ROSS operation
  1. Giovanni Battista Luciani
  1. Correspondence to Professor Giovanni Battista Luciani, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, Section of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, OCM Piazzale Stefani 1, Verona 37126, Italy; giovanni.luciani{at}

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The Authors’ reply We thank the authors for the careful analysis of our work1 and the kind comments.2 We believe a distinction needs to be made when analysing clinical outcome after the Ross procedure in paediatric age. On the one hand, the neonatal and infant population generally presents with either isolated (often recurrent) or complex multilevel left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO), which may be associated with mitral valve …

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