Acute type a aortic dissection and coarctation of aortic isthmus

V. Rampoldi, S. Trimarchi, V. Tolva, P. Righini

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Acute type A aortic dissection and coarctation of the aorta is a rare associated disease. A case of two-stage repair is presented. Firstly the ascending aorta and the right hemi-arch was replaced using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Cardiopulmonary bypass was proximally instituted, in a patient with total aortic isthmus occlusion, using right axillary artery cannulation. Distalty arterial perfusion was obtained cannulating the bilateral hypoplasic femoral arteries. Ten months later a left subclavian artery-descending thoracic aorta bypass was performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-703
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic coarctation
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Dissecting
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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