Creation of a Scorecard to Predict In-Hospital Death in Patients Undergoing Operations for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection.

BACKGROUND This study evaluated preoperative predictors of in-hospital death for the surgical treatment of patients with acute type A aortic dissection (Type A) and created an easy-to-use scorecard to predict in-hospital death. METHODS We reviewed retrospectively all consecutive patients who underwent operations for acute Type A between 1996 and 2011 at 2… CONTINUE READING