Treatment of Acute Type A Dissection by Percutaneous Endovascular Stent-Graft Placement

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Acute type A dissections are a life threatening condition requiring immediate surgical intervention to avoid aortic rupture or pericardial tamponade. Success of surgical intervention is markedly limited in those patients with advanced age, neurological deficits, and multiple co-morbidities at the time of treatment. We report the successful endovascular stent-graft treatment in a patient suffering from an acute type A dissection. Due to the presence of multiple comorbidities the patient was considered too high risk for surgical treatment.

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