Ross' first homograft replacement of the aortic valve

Richard A. Hopkins, James St Louis, Philip C. Corcoran

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Ross' first homograft replacement of the aortic valve was reported in 1962. The homograft has been in continuous use around the world ever since. Much has been learned about how to handle homografts, both before and during their implantation. Homografts have special advantages, which make them an appropriate choice in a number of settings. This first successful case by Donald Ross set the stage for the growth in homograft valve use and the subsequent development of many ways of using allograft cardiovascular tissue for optimal cardiac reconstructions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1190-1193
Number of pages4
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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