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Preoperative percutaneous carotid artery recanalization in a patient with aortic dissection type A
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  • Hug Aubin,
  • Egzon Memedi,
  • Arash Mehdiani,
  • Artur Lichtenberg,
  • Alexander Albert
Hug Aubin
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
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Egzon Memedi
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
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Arash Mehdiani
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
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Artur Lichtenberg
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
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Alexander Albert
Hospital Dortmund
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Abstract

Management of patients with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) presenting with cerebral malperfusion due to carotid artery obstruction is still a major challenge and often associated with poor prognosis despite successful surgical aortic repair, due to prolonged cerebral perfusion deficit. Here, we present the first report regarding successful percutaneous recanalization of an internal carotid artery occlusion in the setting of an ATAAD prior to open surgical aortic repair with excellent clinical outcome after three year follow-up, including almost full neurological recovery.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

26 Feb 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
26 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
26 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
28 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
24 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 May 2021Editorial Decision: Accept