Spontaneous resolution of iatrogenic ascending aorta dissection: now you see it, now you do not.

An 81-year-old woman with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction 26%), severe functional mitral regurgitation, and NYHA class III exertional dyspnoea was referred for mitral valve repair. Preoperative computed tomography demonstrated ascending aorta enlargement, confirmed on TEE (Panel A; 47 mm) and severe, laminated atherosclerosis involving the… CONTINUE READING