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Dissection and rupture of the aorta account for 20% of death in the natural history of aortic coarctation. We describe here in four patients in whom an ascending aortic aneurysm was associated with aortic coarctation. Three patients had aortic valve incompetence. In two cases there was a dissection. This had not been recognized preoperatively in one, in(More)
Clinical results of coronary artery bypass surgery have been evaluated analyzing operative mortality and its related risk factors. Four hundred and thirty seven consecutive patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery between January 1979, and December 1983, form the clinical material of this study. The gender of patients was male in 89% of the cases,(More)
Two unusual cases of traumatic aneurysm of the aorta are described. Both presented several days after thoracic trauma sustained in a car accident. The presenting features were progressing dysphagia and displacement of the oesophagus in the first case and a coarctation-like syndrome in the second. Diagnosis was confirmed in each case by aortography and(More)
After a 3-year (1985-1988) experience of myocardial revascularization using internal mammary artery (AMI) grafts and after having excluded (1986) an higher operative mortality and morbidity, clinical medium-term results have been analysed. The first 144 patients discharged alive after AMI bypass surgery in 1985 were clinically evaluated, with a mean(More)
Two women suffered from aortic dissection during the third term of pregnancy. The first one, 37 years old, died from a sudden and intractable cardiovascular shock at the end of pregnancy, but the fetus was saved by cesarean. The diagnosis was made post mortem. In the second case a faster diagnosis and a slower development of the aortic dissection allowed,(More)
From January 1989 to December 1994, 56 patients, 43 male and 13 female, mean age 61.21 +/- 10.05 years, underwent surgical procedures on the aortic arch at our institution. Forty-six patients underwent emergency or urgent operations, fourty-four of them presented acute aortic dissections involving the aortic arch. All operations were performed in(More)
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