Intermediate-term results of ascending-descending posterior pericardial bypass of complex aortic coarctation.

OBJECTIVE Extra-anatomic bypass of complex thoracic aortic disease through a median sternotomy has been reported as a safe alternative to thoracotomy. Our objective was to examine intermediate-term outcomes. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 50 consecutive patients with congenital aortic coarctation or recurrent coarctation who underwent ascending… (More)