Vol 68, No 1 (2010)
Published online: 2010-02-03
Echocardiogram of the month
Asymptomatic descending aorta dissection after cardiac surgery using extracorporeal circulation – a case report
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.