TITLE

Acute aortic dissection after off-pump coronary artery surgery

AUTHOR(S)
De Smet, Jean-Marie; Stefanidis, Constantin
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p315
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Iatrogenic aortic dissection has been described, albeit infrequently, after coronary artery surgery performed under cardiopulmonary bypass. Since the advent of beating heart coronary surgery, several authors have described an apparent increase of this complication related to the application of a lateral clamp on the ascending aorta to perform the proximal anastomosis. We describe the case of a 70 years old patient who presented aortic dissection, with immediate paraplegia, 7 days after off-pump coronary surgery.
ACCESSION #
10357513

 

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