Chin Med J (Engl) 2021 Apr 13;134(8):978-980. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210006, China.
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2021 May 4:2184923211015087. Epub 2021 May 4.
Aortovascular Surgery, Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.
Acute type A aortic dissection is a surgical emergency with a high mortality rate if left untreated. Management of the aortic root in this setting constitutes an intricate decision-making framework, further complicated by the emergent nature of the dissection. There exists much controversy regarding pursuit of the aggressive aortic root replacement versus a conservative root-sparing repair, alongside considerations for valve-sparing root replacement. Read More
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Kobe Hospital and Hyogo Emergency Medical Center, Kobe, Japan. Electronic address:
Objectives: We analyzed patients with acute type A aortic dissection complicated by malperfusion syndrome to establish whether the timing of operative treatment and the location of malperfusion are factors in determining outcomes.Methods: A total of 331 patients with acute type A aortic dissection were treated surgically between August 2003 and May 2019. Eighty-four patients (25%) presented with preoperative malperfusion syndrome. Read More
J Vasc Surg 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address:
Objective: Aortic dissection can result in devastating cerebral, visceral, renal, spinal, and extremity ischemia. We describe the management and outcomes of patients presenting with aortic dissection and lower extremity malperfusion.Methods: A single-center institutional aortic database was queried for patients with aortic dissection and lower extremity malperfusion (LEM) from 2011-2019. Read More
EJVES Vasc Forum 2020 29;48:1-4. Epub 2020 May 29.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan.
Introduction: The efficacy of endovascular treatment for complicated Stanford type B acute aortic dissection is being established. However, aortic events sometimes occur, and some cases require surgical intervention.Report: A 52 year old man underwent ascending aorta replacement for Stanford type A acute aortic dissection in August 2016. Read More
Cureus 2021 Mar 27;13(3):e14145. Epub 2021 Mar 27.
Cardiology, St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, USA.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), most frequently occurring in young females of reproductive age, and has a high mortality rate. Currently, no guidelines are available to direct treatment. We report a case of a 29-year-old female with complications of SCAD treated with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), resulting in a better outcome as compared to that of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Read More