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The Stent Is Not to Blame: Lessons Learned With a Simplified US Version of the Frozen Elephant Trunk

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Ourania Preventza, Joseph S. Coselli, Jessica Mayor, Katherine Simpson, Julius Carillo, Matt D. Price, Lorraine D. Cornwell, Shuab Omer, Kim I. de la Cruz, Faisal G. Bakaeen, Arin Jobe

Preventza and colleagues present their experience with aortic repair, analyzing prospectively collected data from 129 patients who underwent either a traditional elephant trunk (t-ET) procedure or a modified frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure that does not use a hybrid graft. The authors found no statistically significant difference in mortality or persistent spinal cord ischemia between patients undergoing a t-ET and those undergoing a modified FET.

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