Article Abstract

The application of the “KISS principle” for the treatment of type A acute aortic dissection: is this always right?

Authors: Luca Di Marco, Alessandro Leone, Giacomo Murana, Davide Pacini


Maybe not all of us know that the “KISS” design principle which literally spells “Keep it simple stupid” derives from a wordplay conceived by the U.S. aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson in the year 1960, and the concept later became very popular within the Navy in the seventies (1,2). The “KISS principle” is a design rule which basically states that systems perform best when based upon simple designs rather than more complex ones; unnecessary complexity should therefore be avoided in favor of simplicity as a basic ingredient in the engineering field.