Fate of the preserved aortic root after treatment of acute type A aortic dissection: 23-year follow-up.

@article{Dellaquila2013FateOT,
  title={Fate of the preserved aortic root after treatment of acute type A aortic dissection: 23-year follow-up.},
  author={Angelo Maria Dell'aquila and Giovanni Concistr{\'e} and Alina Gallo and Stefano Pansini and Alessandro Piccardo and Giancarlo Passerone and Tommaso Regesta},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={146 6},
  pages={1456-60}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the fate of the native aortic root after replacement of the ascending aorta to treat acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS Between June 1985 and January 2010, 319 consecutive patients (mean age, 63 ± 11 years) with acute type A aortic dissection underwent replacement of the ascending aorta with preservation of the aortic root. The aortic valve was also replaced in 21 of these patients (7%). The intervention was extended to the aortic arch… CONTINUE READING