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Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2097-9.

Delayed repair of acute type A aortic dissection in a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding and pulse deficit.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10028, USA.


Acute type A aortic dissections are considered surgical emergencies because these patients are at risk for life-threatening complications. Patients who present with significant neurologic and other end-organ malperfusion may benefit from a more conservative approach. We present a patient with type A aortic dissection and concomitant mesenteric and limb ischemia.

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