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The authors discuss a technique of aortic root remodeling without handling of coronaries ostia and a special technique for the posterior aortic wall anastomosis that avoids risk of hidden leak and... More
October 14, 2012
A Dacron sleeve around the dilated ascending aorta is a simple technique that allows the ascending aorta to adopt the shape of the Dacron tube graft which avoids wrinkle formation, dislocation and erosion.
July 11, 2012
The Ross procedure is a valuable alternative for the surgical treatment of aortic valve disease in adolescent and young adult. However, neo-aortic root dilatation resulting in valve regurgitation is not uncommon. This video demonstrates the authors' technical modification that prevents this complication.
February 19, 2012
In this video the authors demonstrate the surgical strategy for repair of interrupted aortic arch using a reverse subclavian flap and common arterial trunk using an "aortopulmonary window" type of repair in a 3.7 kg baby.
January 10, 2012
A technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease is demonstrated in this video.  The aortic arch was replaced followed by deployment of a thoracic stent-graft through the branch of a Dacron graft.
October 10, 2011
Acute Type A aortic dissections can be challenging entities for cardiac surgeons and require close follow-up secondary to their propensity for aneurismal degeneration. A combined open and endovascular technique is described for treating the inital dissection and resultant complications.
June 13, 2011
The Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique using a Hybrid Prosthesis is presented as a collaborative Expert Technique by the Heart Center Leipzig and the West-German Heart Center Essen.  The keys to successful implementation of this technology are discussed within the spectrum of patient evaluation to postoperative management.
January 20, 2011
The article describes the 2-year follow-up of a patient with a 5-cm aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta associated with a chronic Type B aortic dissection, which was successfully treated with an endovascular stent-graft.
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Indications for endovascular repair of the iliac artery are:
January 18, 2011
Patient SelectionIndications for endovascular repair of the thoracic aortic aneurysm (Figure 1) are:

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