Results of cardiovascular surgery in the Marfan syndrome. A retrospective study of 49 patients.

@article{Savolainen1995ResultsOC,
  title={Results of cardiovascular surgery in the Marfan syndrome. A retrospective study of 49 patients.},
  author={Aslak Savolainen and Hannu Savolainen and Timo J A Savunen and Markku M Kupari and Ilkka I Kaitila and Markku V. Inberg and Seija Mattila},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
To evaluate the outcome of cardiovascular surgery in the Marfan syndrome, the records of 49 patients (median age 35 years) who underwent 60 operations were reviewed. Primary surgery was elective in 39 patients and emergency in ten. Non-dissecting aneurysm with diameter 4-19 cm was present in 34 cases and distal, isolated aneurysm in four. In eight cases there was type A acute aortic dissection with median diameter 5.0 cm. One patient was operated on for mitral valve insufficiency, one for… CONTINUE READING
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