New surgical techniques help save patients from life-threate
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New surgical techniques help save patients from life-threatening heart condition
Type A aortic dissection, one of the highest risk operations in cardiothoracic surgery, is being successfully performed using new surgical techniques along with improved postoperative care. Under this study,884 patients underwent operations from 2003 to 2015 with the median age being 59 years, with hypertension being the most common risk factor among them (81%). It was found that patients underwent increasingly complex operations over time, including aortic root surgery but risk of mortality remained stable (at 19%), while the risk for complications such as pneumonia or re operation was significantly lower...


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