Atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta and coronary artery bypass. Pathology, clinical correlates, and operative management.

@article{Mills1991AtherosclerosisOT,
  title={Atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta and coronary artery bypass. Pathology, clinical correlates, and operative management.},
  author={Noel L. Mills and Charles T Everson},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={546-53}
}
Analysis of 1735 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting from January 1981 through December 1988 revealed 152 (8.8%) patients with mild (4.5%), moderate (2.2%), or severe (2.0%) atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta. Three distinct pathologic patterns were found. The prevalence of stroke in patients with the severe type of aortic disease prompted development of a new operative technique that has been used in 16 patients. It involves a "no-touch" technique of the ascending aorta… CONTINUE READING