Surgical management of aortic dissection during a 30-year period.

  title={Surgical management of aortic dissection during a 30-year period.},
  author={James I. Fann and Julian A. Smith and D. C. Miller and Robert Scott Mitchell and Kathleen A Moore and Gary L. Grunkemeier and Edward B. Stinson and Phillip E Oyer and Bruce A. Reitz and Norman E. Shumway},
  volume={92 9 Suppl},
BACKGROUND Certain recent studies have demonstrated improved surgical outcome in patients with aortic dissection. We analyzed the surgical survival rates of patients with acute aortic dissections and the late prognosis of those with aortic dissection during a 30-year period. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1963 and 1992, 360 patients (256 men and 104 women; mean +/- 1 SD age, 57 +/- 14 years) underwent surgery for aortic dissection: 174 patients had an acute type A (AcA), 46 an acute type B (AcB… CONTINUE READING
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