Optimal timing of Ross operation in children: A moving target?


Igor E. Konstantinov, Royal Children's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne Centre for Cardiovascular Genomics and Regenerative Medicine, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: igor.konstantinov@rch.org.au.
Emile Bacha, Columbia University Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY.
David Barron, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
Tirone David, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
Joseph Dearani, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Yves d'Udekem, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Children's National Heart Institute, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC.
Ismail El-Hamamsy, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.
Hani K. Najm, Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Pedro J. Del Nido, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Christian Pizarro, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Nemours Cardiac Center, Wilmington, Del.
Peter Skillington, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Vaughn A. Starnes, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of South California, Los Angeles, Calif.
David Winlaw, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

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The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery




Ross operation; aortic valve; congenital heart disease; heart; infants; neonates; pediatric