Posterior pericardial ascending-to-descending aortic bypass: an alternative surgical approach for complex coarctation of the aorta.

@article{Connolly2001PosteriorPA,
  title={Posterior pericardial ascending-to-descending aortic bypass: an alternative surgical approach for complex coarctation of the aorta.},
  author={Heidi M. Connolly and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Uzi Izhar and Joseph A. Dearani and Carole A. Warnes and Thomas A. Orszulak},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 12 Suppl 1},
  pages={I133-7}
}
BACKGROUND Coarctation of the aorta is commonly associated with recoarctation or additional cardiovascular disorders that require intervention. The best surgical approach in such patients is uncertain. Ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft via the posterior pericardium (CoA bypass) allows simultaneous intracardiac repair or an alternative approach for the patient with complex coarctation. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1985 and 2000, 18 patients (13 males and 5 females, mean age 43+/-13… CONTINUE READING