Time and risk analysis for acute type A aortic dissection surgery performed by hypothermic circulatory arrest, cerebral perfusion, and open distal aortic anastomosis

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Yekeler I., Ates A., Ozyazicioglu A., Balci A. Y. , Erkut B., EROL M. K.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.8, no.5, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20051121
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


Background: Hypothermic total circulatory arrest, retrograde or antegrade cerebral perfusion, and open distal anastomosis are important stages of surgical management and cerebral protection for acute type A dissections. Among the factors that influence survival are the transfer time to hospital from the onset of symptoms, in-hospital transfer time to operation, organ malperfusion, preoperative risk factors, and intraoperative variables. The aim of this study was to analyze time and risk factors during surgical management.