Eleven-year experience with composite graft replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve.

@article{Kouchoukos1986ElevenyearEW,
  title={Eleven-year experience with composite graft replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve.},
  author={Nicholas T. Kouchoukos and W. G. Marshall and T A Wedige-Stecher},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={691-705}
}
Between September, 1974, and December, 1985, 127 patients had replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve with a composite graft. Annuloaortic ectasia was the most common indication for operation (69 patients), followed by aortic dissection (51 patients). Twenty-four patients (19%) had the Marfan syndrome. Hospital mortality was 4.7%. Emergent operation for acute dissection was the only independent predictor of hospital death (p = 0.03). Reoperation for postoperative hemorrhage was… CONTINUE READING