Repair of type A aortic dissection in nonagenarian. Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals Woo, Y. J., Kozin, E. D. 2010; 18 (2): 183-184


Without emergency surgical management, acute type A aortic dissection carries a high risk of death. Controversy exists as to whether extreme age remains a contraindication to surgery. We describe successful repair of type A aortic dissection with ascending aortic graft replacement, aortic valve repair, hemiarch reconstruction, and ablation of atrial fibrillation in a 93-year-old man.

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