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Management of Porcelain Aorta: Strategies, Tips, and Pitfalls
In a discussion filmed at the 2015 EACTS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, an international panel of experts considers the management of porcelain aorta. Mohamad Bashir of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom, is joined by Michael Borger of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, United States; Joseph Coselli of the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, United States; Yutaka Okita of Kobe University, Kobe, Japan; and Thor Sundt of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, United States. The panelists stress the importance of pre-operative planning when dealing with a porcelain aorta, and share specific operative techniques.