Lopez S.,Heart Institute Arnault Tzanck |
Roux D.,Toulouse University Hospital Center |
Cazavet A.,Toulouse University Hospital Center |
Tapia M.,Heart Institute Arnault Tzanck |
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Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A wrapping procedure for acute type A aortic dissection was performed on six elderly patients at high risk for conventional surgery. Aortic valve insufficiency was mild, with no malperfusion syndrome. A Teflon plaque or Dacron vascular prosthesis was passed around the aorta and tightened from the coronary ostia to the innominate artery. No severe neurologic complications or deaths occurred in the postoperative period. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging imaging during follow-up showed aortic diameters had stabilized in all patients. © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Source