Journal article

Optimal management of acute type A aortic dissection with mesenteric malperfusion

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

Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

Acute type A aortic dissection (TAAD) remains a morbid condition; although overall outcomes have improved, patients presenting with preoperative malperfusion syndromes continue to have excessive mortality following conventional open surgical repair. Mesenteric malperfusion is generally associated with the worst prognosis and postoperative mortality in this group. With advances in the endovascular treatment of aortic pathology, options now exist to percutaneously manage mesenteric malperfusion prior to central aortic repair. This strategy may be associated with improved outcomes. To review this, a best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The quest..

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