[Partial or total replacement of the aortic arch. Experience in 23 patients].

  title={[Partial or total replacement of the aortic arch. Experience in 23 patients].},
  author={Manuel J Irarr{\'a}zaval Ll and V SergioMor{\'a}n and S RicardoZalaquett and R PedroBecker and P Cristi{\'a}nBaeza and U JorgeUrz{\'u}a and F GuillermoLema and B RobertoCanessa and S Gast{\'o}nChamorro and J SandraBraun and A SamuelC{\'o}rdova and P BernarditaGarayar},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  volume={134 5},
BACKGROUND Surgery of the aortic arch is a very complex procedure since it requires protective strategies for the brain, heart and rest of the body. AIM To communicate our experience in the first 23 total or partial replacements of aortic arch. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective search in the database of the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit for patients subjected to partial or total replacement of the aortic arch since 1998. RESULTS Between 1988 and 2002, 23 patients were operated. Seventeen… CONTINUE READING


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