Vol 68, No 1 (2010)
Published online: 2010-02-03

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Asymptomatic descending aorta dissection after cardiac surgery using extracorporeal circulation – a case report

Ireneusz Jedliński, Mariusz Kulczak, Paweł Bugajski, Ryszard Kalawski, Kajetan Poprawski, Marek Słomczyński
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):105-107.


Subacute ascending aortic dissection following open heart surgery is a rare but potentially fatal complication. It is associated with dilatation of the aortic root or cystic medial necrosis. We present associated a case of a 65-year old patient with non-fatal ascending aortic dissection after coronary artery bypass grafting using extracorporeal circulation.

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Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)