Technical advances improved outcome in patients undergoing surgery of the ascending aorta and/or aortic arch: ten years experience.

@article{Kraehenbuehl2008TechnicalAI,
  title={Technical advances improved outcome in patients undergoing surgery of the ascending aorta and/or aortic arch: ten years experience.},
  author={Eva S Kraehenbuehl and Franz Immer and M. Sakai Stalder and Lars Englberger and Friedrich S. Eckstein and Juerg Schmidli and T. Carrel},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={595-9}
}
BACKGROUND Several technical advances in thoracic aortic surgery, such as the use of antegrade cerebral perfusion, avoidance of cross-clamping and the application of glue, have beneficially influenced postoperative outcome. The aim of the present study was to analyse the impact of these developments on outcome of patients undergoing surgery of the thoracic aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS Between January 1996 and December 2005, 835 patients (37.6%) out of 2215 aortic patients underwent surgery on… CONTINUE READING
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