Int J Cardiol 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.
School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan; Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
Objective: Patients diagnosed of DeBakey type III aortic dissection with partial thrombosis of false lumen (FL) have a higher mortality rate. However, IIIb dissections with full patent FL tend to exhibit a partially thrombosed FL quickly after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR); thus, we investigated survival and aortic remodeling in this population.
Methods: We reviewed computed tomography aortograms (CTAs) of 123 patients with TEVAR-treated IIIb aortic dissections from July 2006 to June 2015; contrast density of CTAs represented intraluminal flow. Read More