Single-stage repair of adult aortic coarctation and concomitant cardiovascular pathologies: a new alternative surgical approach


Yilmaz M., Polat B., Saba D.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.1, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: Coarctation of the aorta in the adulthood is sometimes associated with additional cardiovascular pathologies that require intervention. Ideal approach in such patients is uncertain. Anatomic left-sided short aortic bypass from the arcus aorta to descending aorta via median sternotomy allows simultaneuos repair of both complex aortic coarctation and concomitant cardiac operation.