It's Medical Monday!
Today is Medical Monday at Aortic Hope.
During the most recent episode of Grey's Anatomy, they mentioned an Aortic valve replacement procedure called The Ross Procedure.
We decided to share information with you about exactly what this procedure is from The Ross Procedure website.
"The Ross Procedure is a surgical technique that uses your own healthy pulmonary valve (pulmonary autograft), which is a mirror image of a normal aortic valve, to replace your damaged aortic valve. A donated human pulmonary valve (pulmonary homograft/allograft) is used to replace your pulmonary valve."
To learn more about this technique including the advantages and who would be an ideal candidate, check out the link here.