Acute Type A Aortic Dissection and Early Hazard Mortality: New Statistical Approaches and Room for Improvement

  • D. Craig Miller
Conference paper
Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 7)


Nearly 35 years have now lapsed since the first successful reports of emergency surgical treatment of patients with acute type A aortic dissections. Despite the tremendous advances that have occurred in cardiac surgery since the 1960s, the early operative mortality rates probably remain in the 25%–40% range if all hospitals worldwide were sampled. Even in centers with special interest and expertise in thoracic aortic surgery, the reported mortality rates still exceed 15%–20% in most reports. Why has this challenging clinical problem remained so relatively unconquered?


Aortic Dissection Acute Type Report Mortality Rate Aortic Root Replacement Thoracic Aortic Surgery 
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© Springer Japan 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Craig Miller
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryStanford University Medical SchoolStanfordUSA

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