Replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve with a composite graft. Results in 86 patients.

We reviewed our entire experience with composite graft replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve during a 63 month interval ending in December, 1979. Anuloaortic ectasia was the most common indication for operation, followed by aortic dissection (acute and chronic). Hospital mortality was 5% and was related to the preoperative functional status… CONTINUE READING