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Long-term survival, valve durability, and reoperation for 4 aortic root procedures combined with ascending aorta replacement

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Svensson LG, Pillai ST, Rajeswaran J, Desai MY, Griffin B, Grimm R, Hammer DF, Thamilarasan M, Roselli EE, Pettersson GB, Gillinov AM, Navia JL, Smedira NG, Sabik JF 3rd, Lytle BW, Blackstone EH.

Not only an authoritative 16 year retrospective report on 957 planned aortic aneurysm surgeries from Cleveland Clinic, but a stimulating critique ( pages 771-774) with Tyrone David who was the invited discussant of the manuscript at its presentation at the AATS last April. The debate on selective criteria on replacing an aorta with a diameter of 46mm are particularly interesting (page 772). 

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