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Aortic Aneurysm

November 2, 2018
Aortic dissection frequently occurs in patients with normal aortic diameter. The authors indexed aortic area to height and correlated with absolute aortic diameter. Using this new index, they were able to identify a significant proportion of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms who were at increased risk of aortic complications.
November 1, 2018
Lognathen Balacumaraswami of the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, presents a discussion on reimplantation versus remodeling for the treatment of connective tissue disorders.
October 23, 2018
Farhood Saremi and colleagues from the University of Southern California contributed a comprehensive review of the computed tomography angiographic (CTA) findings that improve the accuracy of diagnosis of thoracic aortic dissection and predict the outcomes of different management strategies for this highly lethal disease.
October 19, 2018
The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery released a joint expert consensus on the treatment of thoracic aortic pathologies involving the aortic arch, the first guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic arch disease.
August 23, 2018
A brief, useful editorial advancing the position of watchful waiting in selected aneurysmopathic patients, on the occasion of new AATS guideline on bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) aortopathy.
July 24, 2018
This video and article from Desai and colleagues demonstrates double transposition and single branched endovascular repair for total arch replacement in a 59-year-old man who presented with a 7 cm chronically dissected arch and distal aorta. The patient had previously undergone a DeBakey I dissection repair.
July 2, 2018
Yoshioka and colleagues evaluated the artery of Adamkiewicz using multidetector row computed tomography in 64 patients. These patients had descending thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms that were associated with the occlusion of the segmental artery from which the artery of Adamkiewicz originated.
June 13, 2018
Size-based parameters have both value and limitations in predicting the risk of aortopathy in patients with bicuspid aortic valves. Given the limitations of these morphological predictive tools, Naito and colleagues review the potential of biomarkers to assess aortic disease in these patients.