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A Simplified Approach to Managing Acute Aortic Dissection: Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tseng J-C, Fayans AH, Hemli JM, et al.. A Simplified Approach to Managing Acute Aortic Dissection: Tips and Tricks. December 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.13308464

The treatment of acute Type I aortic dissection is an essential life-saving operation. This case presentation demonstrates one of the many methods to facilitate reconstruction, with narration offering tips and tricks.

The video depicts the sizing for the antegrade frozen elephant trunk, central aortic cannulation guided by the TEE with the TEE images for reference, moderate hypothermia with ACP/RCP, and root reconstruction with decision-making to utilize Cabrol reconstruction of the coronaries.


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Derek Brinster is a consultant and/or speaker for Terumo, Cryolife, and Cook Medical.


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