Outcomes of acute retrograde type A aortic dissection with an entry tear in descending aorta.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Optimal management strategy of acute aortic dissection (AD) with retrograde extension from entry tear in the descending aorta into the ascending aorta remains undetermined. METHODS AND RESULTS Of the 538 patients who were diagnosed as having acute AD from 1999 through 2011, 49 patients (37 men; 52.5±13.1 years) were identified as having entry… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.007839

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