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Surgical Outcomes of Aortic Repair via Transapical Cannulation and the Adventitial Inversion Technique for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Ongoing questions in the surgery for type A aortic dissection include arterial cannulation site and the type of distal anastomosis for ascending or hemiarch replacement. Shimamura and colleagues report on the outcomes of 300 patients who underwent aortic repair using transapical arterial cannulation and the adventitial inversion technique at a distal anastomosis. The in-hospital mortality rate was 8%. During a mean follow-up of 31.7 ± 25.2 months, distal reintervention was performed in 11% of patients, with 3% in-hospital mortality for elective reintervention. The authors conclude that transapical cannulation and the adventitial inversion technique for repair of acute type A aortic dissection provide good early and midterm results.