Acute dissecting aortic aneurysm: community hospital experience in 20 cases.


Of 20 patients with dissecting aortic aneurysm managed at our community hospital, 16 had type A (ascending) dissection and four had type B (descending) dissection. Twelve of the patients with type A dissection were operated on; six of them survived and six died postoperatively. The remaining four patients with type A dissection had cardiopulmonary arrest… (More)


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