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Treatment of type-a aortic dissection using endoprosthesis occurring after coronary artery bypass surgery.
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PMID:  22511526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Type-A aortic dissection is a rare and often fatal complication following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Corrective surgery seldom improves patient outcome. This report reviews and discusses endoprosthetic correction of type-A aortic dissection. A case of a transluminal correction of acute type-A aortic dissection one year after CABG in a 66-year-old male with a history of ischemic and severely compromised left ventricular function is presented. A prosthesis originally designed for the abdominal aorta was successfully used. Regular follow-up was performed and nearly 3 years post prosthesis implantation the patient is stable in New York Heart Association class II. To the authors' knowledge there are no other literature reports of endoprosthetic correction of a type-A aortic dissection in the context of CABG with saphenous grafts. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Gustavo Pires de Morais; Alberto Rodrigues; Vasco Gama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
University of Porto and Cardiovascular Interventional Unit, Department of Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar de Gaia.
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