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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

, 5:100

First Online: 03 November 2010Received: 03 September 2010Accepted: 03 November 2010

Abstract

BackgroundThe aortic Dacron wrapping technique is a surgical technique used under certain circumstances in cases of ascending aorta dilatation. Herein, we are presenting our experience on the method performed on multimorbid patients who denied major aortic surgery.

MethodsWe included in our series 7 patients 5 male-2 female with mild to moderate ascending aortic dilatation, who were operated with the wrapping technique. One patient was submitted to biological aortic valve replacement during the same procedure. The number of conventionally operated patients during the same period 2 years was 21.

ResultsMortality during the 18-months follow-up control was 0%. One patient had to be operated with biological aortic valve replacement 18 months after the initial wrapping operation, although the diameter of her ascending aorta remained stable.

ConclusionsThe Dacron wrapping technique is a method that can alternatively be used in multimorbid patients with mild to moderate ascending aortic dilatation without dissecting elements and has generally good results.

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Author: Georgios I. Tagarakis - Dimos Karangelis - Andony J. Baddour - Marios E. Daskalopoulos - Vassilios T. Liouras - Dimitrios

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