Type A aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome: extent of initial surgery determines long-term outcome.

BACKGROUND Data on outcomes after Stanford type A aortic dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome are limited. We investigated the primary surgery and long-term results in patients with Marfan syndrome who suffered aortic dissection. METHODS AND RESULTS Among 1324 consecutive patients with aortic dissection type A, 74 with Marfan syndrome (58% men… (More)