A New Intervention Criterion for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
A large retrospective study from the Yale University Aortic Institute database of unoperated patients with ascending thoracic aneurysms has shown that the risk of an adverse aortic event rises significantly at 5.0 cm to 5.4 cm in maximum diameter and supports moving the guideline for surgical intervention from 5.5 cm to 5.0 cm.
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