Healthcare: Cardiovascular Medicine

Cabrol Procedure


A Cabrol procedure is a type of surgical procedure that is performed on individuals who have an aortic root aneurysm or an aortic dissection. This procedure involves creating a bypass graft that connects the aortic arch to the pulmonary artery. This leads to redirection of blood flow away from the aortic aneurysm, which helps to prevent rupturing. This procedure is generally recommended for individuals who are at risk for aortic dissection or rupture.

A Cabrol procedure is typically recommended for individuals who have an aortic root aneurysm or aortic dissection that is at risk of rupture or dissection. Factors that can contribute to an increased risk of rupture or dissection include a family history of aortic aneurysm or dissection, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and other connective tissue disorders. Your doctor will typically recommend a Cabrol procedure if you are at an increased risk of rupture or dissection.

The main benefit of a Cabrol procedure is that it can help to prevent the rupture or dissection of an aortic aneurysm. This can be a life-saving procedure for individuals who are at risk. Additionally, the procedure can help to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of complications.




Recovering from a Cabrol procedure will typically involve a hospital stay of several days to a week. During this time, you will be closely monitored to ensure that you are healing properly. You may experience some pain and discomfort during this time, and your doctor will likely prescribe pain medications to help manage this. You will also be advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for several weeks after the procedure to allow for proper healing. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for yourself during the recovery period.