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Long-term effectiveness of operations for ascending aortic dissections.
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PMID:  10788816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term effectiveness of a strategy for managing the aortic root and distal aorta according to the pathology in ascending aortic dissection. METHODS: From 1978 to 1995, 208 patients underwent operations for acute (n = 135) and chronic (n = 73) ascending aortic dissection. Surgical strategies included valve resuspension with supracoronary aortic root repair and ascending aortic graft for normal sinuses and valve (n = 135), composite valve and ascending aortic graft for abnormal sinuses and valve (n = 47), and valve replacement and supracoronary ascending aortic graft for normal sinuses and abnormal valve (n = 26). Resection extended into the arch only if the intimal tear originated in or extended to the aortic arch (n = 31). RESULTS: Hospital mortality was 14%. Cardiogenic shock (P =.002) and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (P =.001) were associated with increased risk; use of circulatory arrest (P =.0003) decreased risk. Survival was 87%, 68%, and 52% at 30 days, 5 years, and 10 years, respectively. Advanced age, earlier date of operation, composite graft, and arch resection were associated with decreased survival; residual distal dissected aorta was not. Reoperation was required for 5 proximal and 8 distal problems. CONCLUSIONS: In both acute and chronic ascending aortic dissections, (1) circulatory arrest is associated with low early mortality; (2) with normal sinuses and valve, supracoronary repair of the dissected aortic root and valve resuspension is effective long term; and (3) residual distal dissected aorta does not decrease late survival and has a low risk of aneurysmal change and reoperation for at least 10 years.
J F Sabik; B W Lytle; E H Blackstone; P M McCarthy; F D Loop; D M Cosgrove
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-16     Completed Date:  2000-06-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  946-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis,  mortality,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis,  mortality,  surgery*
Aortic Valve / surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Coronary Angiography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Hospital Mortality
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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