“Ross for Valve Replacement in Adults - Registry”
This registry follows patients undergoing two methods of aortic heart valve replacement in adults aged 18-60, the Ross procedure or conventional aortic valve replacement using a biologic or mechanical heart valve. The Ross procedure replaces a patient's diseased aortic valve with his/her own pulmonary valve and uses a donor valve in the pulmonary position which receives less stress than the aortic valve. Mechanical valves tend to form blood clots so they need long-term blood thinners that increase risk of bleeding and lower quality of life. Animal tissue valves reduce clotting and bleeding risks but wear out sooner and shorten patient life-span. The REVIVAL Registry will run in parallel with the REVIVAL randomized trial.
Methods have not been listed for this study. If you require more information about the methods of this study, please inquire with the researcher.
Ross for Valve Replacement in AduLts (REVIVAL) Registry