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Computed Tomography Angiography Findings Predict the Risk Factors for Preoperative Acute Ischaemic Stroke in Patients With Acute Type A Aortic Dissection

Friday, May 15, 2020

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Hongliang Zhao, Wanling Ma, Didi Wen, Weixun Duan, Minwen Zheng

This article by Zhao et al. analyzes the risk of stroke in patients suffering from type A dissection depending on preoperative CT findings. They identified aortic regurgitation, dissection of the common carotid artery, and the ratio of the true lumen to the diameter of the involved ascending aorta as independent risk factors.

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