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Surgery for Ascending Aneurysm/Dissection

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Surgery

To repair the damage, the enlarged section of the aorta is removed and replaced with a Dacron graft so blood can continue to flow normally. In some cases the aortic valve may be replaced or reimplanted during the procedure. Aortic dissections are life threatening and typically require emergency surgical intervention.

Locations for Surgery for Ascending Aneurysm/Dissection