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Chronic Type B Dissection: Open Repair vs. TEVAR
Is open repair or TEVAR the best approach for a patient with chronic type B dissection? An expert panel of cardiothoracic surgeons and an interventional cardiologist met at the 2016 SCTS Annual Meeting in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to discuss this complex issue. Mohamad Bashir of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom, was joined by: Malakh Shrestha of the Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; Marc Schepens of AZ Sint Jan, Brugge, Belgium; Thierry Carrel of the University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Joseph Bavaria of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States; Christoph Neinaber of the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom; and Aung Oo of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom.