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John R., Beniaminovitz A. *, Artrip J. H., Rabbani L. **, Michler R. E. ***
From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
*Circulatory Physiology and **Cardiology Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA
***Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Aortic dissection occurring after open heart surgery is an uncommon but well recognized complication. Unfortunately, it is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Pre-existing aortic wall pathology, intraoperative aortic manipulations and hypertension are known to predispose to the development of this condition. We report a case of aortic dissection occurring 2 years after coronary artery bypass surgery and complicated by acute saphenous vein graft occlusion and severe mitral insufficiency. We review the diagnosis and management of this complication.