Successful reoperation for ascending aorta and arch aneurysm in a Jehovah's Witness

Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Sep;58(3):871-3. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(94)90770-6.


A young woman of the Jehovah's Witness faith presented with a rupturing aneurysm of the ascending aorta and transverse aortic arch. She had Marfan syndrome and previous aortic valve replacement. Despite reoperation conditions, successful operation via median sternotomy was carried out using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Rupture / complications
  • Aortic Rupture / surgery*
  • Christianity*
  • Female
  • Heart Arrest, Induced*
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia, Induced
  • Reoperation
  • Treatment Outcome