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Association of Fiber Orientation and Dissection Properties of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms With Aortic Valve Morphology

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Salvatore Pasta, Antonio D’Amore

Fondazione Ri.MED, Palermo, ItalyUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Julie A. Phillippi, Michael S. Sacks, Simon C. Watkins, Thomas G. Gleason, David A. Vorp

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Paper No. SBC2011-53618, pp. 701-702; 2 pages
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, June 22–25, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5458-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


Type A aortic dissection (AoD) of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA) is a life-threatening cardiovascular emergency with a high potential for death. Despite improved surgical techniques, the morbidity risk for emergent surgery remains 24% worldwide according to data from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection [1].

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Fibers , Valves , Aneurysms



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