Thoracic computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a ruptured saccular pseudoaneurysm comprising the aortic segment between the distal of the ascending aorta
(also distal surgical anastomosis line) and the origin of the left subclavian artery.
Left atrial compression by dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta
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It can also be caused after manifestations of organ or limb ischemia, in which the tear begins in the ascending aorta
and progresses throughout the vessel, often extending as far as the arteries in the leg.
Catheter-induced dissection of ascending aorta
is a recognised complication of angioplasty.
In most instances, a JR4 catheter can be positioned into the subclavian artery ostium by counter-clockwise rotation and withdraw of the catheter after positioning it in the ascending aorta
. Once the catheter is engaged in the subclavian artery ostium, any manipulation of the catheter has to be performed over the J tipped wire with extreme caution in order to avoid injury to the subclavian artery and embolism in the territory of vertebral artery.
The second part of the study maintained a fixed IDR while varying the volume of contrast media for each kV level (from 10 mL to 50 mL in 5 mL increments) until the attenuation in the ascending aorta
dropped below the diagnostic threshold of 350 HU.
But since LVAD implantations in patients after ascending aorta
surgery have been reported , the feasibility of simultaneous VAD implantation with ascending aortic surgery might be assumable.
 also reported fungal endarteritis of the ascending aorta
by Bipolaris species following replacement of the aortic valve with a porcine valve which ultimately resulted in the patient's death.
During listing for liver transplantation, ascending aorta
aneurysm (47 mm diameter) associated with severe insufficiency of bicuspid aortic valve was diagnosed (Figure 1).
Heart, ascending aorta
, and aortic arch thrombus are well visualized by transesophageal echocardiography.
The pericardium was opened and the superior and inferior venae cavae and ascending aorta
were isolated and encircled with cotton tapes.
According to the DeBakey system, type I originates in the proximal aorta and involves the whole aorta, type II involves only the ascending aorta
, and type III involves only the descending aorta.