Early and late outcome of operated and non-operated acute dissection of the descending aorta.

@article{Gysi1997EarlyAL,
  title={Early and late outcome of operated and non-operated acute dissection of the descending aorta.},
  author={J Gysi and Thomas Schaffner and Paul J. Mohacsi and B Aeschbacher and Ulrich Althaus and T. Carrel},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={1163-9; discussion 1169-70}
}
OBJECTIVE At present debate continues concerning the optimal mode of treatment for type B dissections. Controversies are mainly due to discordant results regarding survival following medical or surgical treatment. We assessed early and long-term outcome of acute dissection of the descending aorta treated by emergency aortic replacement, medical treatment or delayed surgery. METHODS Between 1980 and 1995, 225 patients were hospitalized in the medical or surgical department of our institution… CONTINUE READING