At the first day of its 34th Annual Meeting, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) released the "Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease. This is an expert consensus document jointly drafted by the European Society for Cardiology (ESC)
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Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease
October 8, 2020
September 7, 2020
Patients with aneurysms 7 cm or greater demonstrated a higher probability of survival when treated immediately, compared to delayed repair, for patients under 80 years of age. An interesting attempt to construct a decision tool for aortic aneurysms.
Society For Vascular Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines For Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)
July 8, 2020
Upchurch and coauthors have recently published the practice guidelines on thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) in the mangement of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
June 22, 2020
Over the years, frozen elephant trunk (FET) has become the treatment of choice for multisegmental thoracic aortic disease.
May 6, 2020
Use of anatomic abbreviations instead of numbers seems pro-intuitive ...
March 1, 2020
A very easy-to-read editorial that digests a manuscript on the IMPROVE study.
Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Reporting Standards for Type B Aortic Dissections
January 29, 2020
In this consensus statement, a new anatomic classfication system is proposed for thoracic aortic dissections. The acuity of aortic dissection and complicated vs uncomplicated dissections are clearly defined. Risk factors, presentations, management, and complications are expounded. Follow-up criteria are also discussed with nomenclature for false l
November 11, 2019
A succinct analysis of a challenging problem, with a discussion on the 'magic diameter' of 55 mm.
October 6, 2019
An important and recent consensus update.
Aortic Endovascular Stenting in Patients With Systemic Connective Tissue Disorders: Does the Prohibitive Dogma Still Stand Tall?
August 3, 2019
In this brief review, the authors elaborate on status quo of the use of endovascular stent grafts in the management of patients with connective tissue disorders. Because the radial force and circumferential stress on the native aorta remains a signficant issue that leads to stent graft failure, open surgical repair remains the gold standard in most o