An innovative arch-first surgical procedure under moderate hypothermia for acute type A aortic dissection.

BACKGROUND We hypothesized that the arch-first procedure without extra devices under moderate-to-mild systemic hypothermia during acute type A aortic dissection is safe and efficient and will improve patient outcome compared with the standard total arch replacement technique. METHODS From December 2014 to February 2017, 89 patients were enrolled in this… CONTINUE READING