The UK Aortic Group report their experience with the frozen elephant trunk (FET) repair for 66 acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients using the Thoraflex Hybrid graft at eight UK high-volume aortic centers. The in-hospital mortality was 12% (8/66).
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Reflection From UK Aortic Group: Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique as Optimal Solution in Type A Acute Aortic Dissection
April 16, 2019
Frozen Elephant Trunk Does Not Increase Incidence of Paraplegia in Patients With Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
April 14, 2019
The International Aortic Arch Surgery Study Group assessed the safety of total arch replacement (TAR) with frozen elephant trunk (FET) for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) with respect to the risks of operative mortality, stroke, and paraplegia.
April 12, 2019
Currently no frozen elephant trunk (FET) prosthesis are readily available in the United States. This University of Colorado team developed a surgical technique to simplify the FET procedure, termed the Buffalo Trunk, which obviates the need for a hybrid graft and decreases operating times.
Clinical Significance of Aortic Root Modification Associated With Bicuspid Aortic Valve in Marfan Syndrome: An Observational Cohort Study
April 10, 2019
Although both bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and Marfan syndrome have been associated with aortic dissection risk, it is unknown if the presence of BAV is associated with an increased aortic risk in patients with an FBN1 gene mutation.
April 2, 2019
Although computed tomography is the most used imaging technique in the diagnosis of acute aortic syndrome, echocardiography offers complementary information for diagnosis and management in the emergency room, operting rooom, and catheter lab.
March 30, 2019
Professor Sharma and his team from London investigated the prevalence of an enlarged aorta in 3781 British athletes and 806 control individuals. The mean age was 19 ± 5.9 years, and 63.3% were male. The average time of training was 16.7 hours per week. The follow-up lasted for 5 ± 1.5 years.
March 22, 2019
Endospan announced that it has received European CE Mark approval for its Nexus stent graft system for the endovascular repair of aortic arch disease comprising both aneurysms and dissections.
Sex-Related Differences in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Evidence From the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative
March 21, 2019
Researchers of the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC) analyzed the operative outcomes in 1653 patients (30% women) undergoing thoracic aortic surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest between 2002 and 2017 in 10 institutions.
Replacement of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Root Replacement Using a Freestyle Porcine Bioprosthesis (Inclusion Technique)
March 15, 2019
The authors illustrate the replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve in a patient with a giant aneurysm of the ascending aorta.
February 19, 2019
This review summarizes the current understanding of the inherited basis for aortic aneurysmal disease and clearly highlights the need to differentiate between thoracic and abdominal aortic manifestations.