The decision-making process is crucial for the surgery of acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). Often surgeons have to face different challenges, taking prompt decisions in emergency setting, during the pre- and intraoperative phase. Choosing if operate or not a patients with AAAD as well as the management of the dissected aortic arch can be challenging. Different factors need to be evaluated as: the patients age, the presence of organ malperfusion, the intimal tear location, and last but not least the surgeon personal experience in aortic surgery. During the last decade, different milestone steps have been achieved in aortic surgery as the antegrade perfusion of the aorta through different cannulation sites, open distal repair, antegrade selective cerebral perfusion, and systematic resection of the proximal intimal tear, allowing complex repair for dedicated team as well as simpler repair for not dedicated surgeons. We reviewed different scenarios and techniques used for the aortic arch replacement in patients with AAAD, taking into consideration that the aim of surgery is to save patients life.

The Decision-Making Process in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: When to Replace the Aortic Arch

Di Marco L.;Murana G.;Coppola G.;Fiorentino M.;Amodio C.;Di Bartolomeo R.;Pacini D.
2019

Abstract

The decision-making process is crucial for the surgery of acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). Often surgeons have to face different challenges, taking prompt decisions in emergency setting, during the pre- and intraoperative phase. Choosing if operate or not a patients with AAAD as well as the management of the dissected aortic arch can be challenging. Different factors need to be evaluated as: the patients age, the presence of organ malperfusion, the intimal tear location, and last but not least the surgeon personal experience in aortic surgery. During the last decade, different milestone steps have been achieved in aortic surgery as the antegrade perfusion of the aorta through different cannulation sites, open distal repair, antegrade selective cerebral perfusion, and systematic resection of the proximal intimal tear, allowing complex repair for dedicated team as well as simpler repair for not dedicated surgeons. We reviewed different scenarios and techniques used for the aortic arch replacement in patients with AAAD, taking into consideration that the aim of surgery is to save patients life.
Leone A.; Di Marco L.; Murana G.; Coppola G.; Fiorentino M.; Amodio C.; Di Bartolomeo R.; Pacini D.
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