D.А. Bozhko, Y.М. Chesnov, S.V. Spiridonov, S.А. Kurganovich
The method for ascending aorta wrapping developed at the “Cardiology” Republican Scientific and Practical Centre, Belarus, has been used in the treatment of 93 patients. The analysis of early and long-term treatment results was performed. A short time of ischemia and cardiopulmonary bypass, a low level of postoperative complications, including repeated operations for bleeding (3.23%) were noted. According to echocardiography data, a significant decrease in the average diameter of the ascending aorta, from 45.33 ± 3.12 mm to 36.26 ± 4.09 mm, was marked. In the long-term follow-up period no significant changes in the size of the ascending aorta at all levels were observed; rapid aorta dilatation, aneurysm formation, dissection, aorta rupture, and such complications as uterus erosion, dislocation of the wrap and aortic kinking were also not revealed.
keywords: ascending aorta, aneurism, aorta dilatation, wrapping, external aortoplastic
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