Surgical treatment of acute dissection of the aorta superimposed on pre-existing aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Total replacement of the ascending aorta with reimplantation of the coronary arteries. A report on five cases.

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Five cases of acute dissection of the ascending aorta superimposed on a pre-existing aneurysm, including two with propagation of the dissection into the coronary arteries, were treated by total replacement of the ascending aorta utilizing a valve containing tube graft and reimplantation of the coronary arteries. Diverse techniques such as the use of an… (More)

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