Valve sparing-aortic root replacement with the reimplantation technique in acute type A aortic dissection.

@article{Mastrobuoni2016ValveSR,
  title={Valve sparing-aortic root replacement with the reimplantation technique in acute type A aortic dissection.},
  author={Stefano Mastrobuoni and Laurent de Kerchove and Emiliano Navarra and Parla Astarci and Philippe Henri Noirhomme and Gebrine El khoury},
  journal={Annals of cardiothoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={397-400}
}
A 56-year-old man presented to the emergency department of our institution complaining of sudden onset chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. His past medical history was significant for hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Physical examination revealed a blood pressure of 150/80 mmHg, heart rate of 120 bpm, normal heart sounds and lungs auscultation and normal distal arterial pulses. An urgent computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen revealed an acute type… CONTINUE READING