Place of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute aortic dissection.

  title={Place of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute aortic dissection.},
  author={Fabien Doguet and Caroline Vierne and Vincent Leguillou and Jean Paul Bessou},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={11 5},
Coronary artery dissection (CAD) is a rare but serious complication of type A aortic dissection (AD) which may be discovered preoperatively in the presence of clinical or ECG signs of ischemia, or intraoperatively after dissection of the coronary ostium. Treatment of CAD consists of surgical repair with glue and, if necessary, coronary artery bypass graft. No case of AD with CAD complicated by major arrhythmias treated by assisted circulation has been reported in the literature. We report the… CONTINUE READING

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