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Resection and Replacement of Thoracic Aortic Graft Infections

Monday, July 12, 2021

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Harleen K. Sandhu, MD, MPH, Alexander P. Nissen, MD, Harith Mushtaq, MD, Charles C. Miller III, PhD, Hazim J. Safi, MD, FACS, Anthony L. Estrera, MD, FACS, Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, MD, FACS

In this article, Dr. Sandhu et al. review their 22-year experience in managing patients with thoracic aortic graft infection. They demonstrate that this infection is highly morbid and requires prompt antimicrobial coverage, debridement, graft replacement, and vascularized graft coverage to prevent morbidity and mortality. 

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