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New Anatomical Frozen Elephant Trunk Graft for Zone 0: Endovascular Technology Reduces Invasiveness of Open Surgery to the Max

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Maximilian Pichlmaier, Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Christian Hagl, Sven Peterss
The authors discuss the first-in-human implant of a custom-made branched frozen elephant trunk graft designed for an anastomosis in aortic arch zone 0. They claim that combining endovascular technology with open surgical techniques allows for simplification of the open procedure with reductions in circulatory arrest time and preparations for surgery.

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