A single stage approach to ascending aortic aneurysm and coarctation: Feasibility and challenges.

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Summary of "A single stage approach to ascending aortic aneurysm and coarctation: Feasibility and challenges."

Bicuspid Aortic Valve related aortopathy is known to be associated with ascending aortic aneurysm and coarctation of aorta. Surgical correction of the combined entity as a double stage procedure has its own set of challenges. Single stage repair for the same has been tried since 1980 with variable success rates. Placement of extra anatomic bypass graft for coarctation repair in different orientations have been discussed in the literature but whether the procedure is feasible without any undue risks when combined with the surgical correction of the aortic root and ascending aorta pathology is a subject of debate.


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Name: Journal of cardiac surgery
ISSN: 1540-8191
Pages: 1635-1638


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