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Julia S. Donald, MD

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fraser R.O. Wallace, BS

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phillip S. Naimo, MD

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tyson A. Fricke, MBBS, BMedSci

Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology,
Royal Children’s Hospital,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Johann Brink, MD

Department of Cardiac Surgery,
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne,
Parkville, Australia

Christian P. Brizard, MD

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital,
The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics
and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute,
Melbourne, Australia

Yves d'Udekem, MD, PhD

Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology,
Royal Children’s Hospital,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Igor E. Konstantinov, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital,
The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics
and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute,
Melbourne, Australia

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize that neonates and infants <1 year of age have a significantly higher operative mortality than those children >1 year of age at the time of the Ross procedure.
- recognize that age <1 year at the time of Ross procedure is a risk factor for later autograft reoperation.
- recognize that children >1 year of age at the time of the Ross procedure have a lower incidence over time for the development of aortic insufficiency than children <1 year of age at the time of the Ross operation.
- recognize that the use of a PDS band for stabilization of the sinotubular ridge at the time of the Ross procedure can be protective against later aortic insufficiency.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2020-Apr-01
Expiration Date:2022-Apr-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$0.00-$572.00
System Requirements:
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