Open repair of chronic aortic dissections using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest.

@article{Corvera2012OpenRO,
  title={Open repair of chronic aortic dissections using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest.},
  author={Joel S. Corvera and John W Fehrenbacher},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={78-81; discussion 82-3}
}
BACKGROUND There has been great enthusiasm for thoracic endograft repair of chronic thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic dissection (ChAD) given the low operative morbidity and mortality. However long-term results are unknown and early reintervention is common. This study examines the early and late results of open repair of ChAD using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest (DHCA). METHODS From January 1995 to December 2009, 343 patients had open repair of descending thoracic or… CONTINUE READING