Journal article

Total Aortic Repair for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Complicated by Malperfusion or Symptomatic Branch Vessel Malalignment

Nisal K Perera, Sean D Galvin, Mark Brooks, Siven Seevanayagam, George Matalanis

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Malperfusion or persistent perfusion of the false lumen with acute type A aortic dissections is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. We describe our experience with total aortic repair in patients with acute type A dissection with recurrent or ongoing branch ischemia, true lumen collapse, or rapid dilatation of a false lumen after initial surgical repair.