Mechanical circulatory support during repair of thoracic aortic injuries improves morbidity and prevents spinal cord injury.


OBJECTIVE Evaluation of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) vs simple cross clamping (CC) during repair of traumatic descending thoracic aortic transections. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of all patients admitted with blunt traumatic injury to the descending thoracic aorta from August 1988 through March 1993. Patients were pseudorandomized to simple CC… (More)


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