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Acute Type A Aortic Dissection and the Consequences of a Patent False Lumen

Friday, June 4, 2021

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Techniques


Abigail White, MD; Sabin J. Bozso, MD; Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD; Michael W. A. Chu, MD; Michael C. Moon, MD; on behalf of Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative

A good discussion on the concepts of:

1. aortic true lumen and false lumen behavior after repair of acute Type A aortic dissection
2. distal anastomotic new entry tear after hemiarch repair
3. impact of above on clinical outcomes
4. strategies on preventing distal anastomotic entry tear

The authors communicate that improved understanding of these hemodynamic conditions may serve to improve surgical technique, guide creation of novel devices toward new therapeutic targets, reduce surgical risk, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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