A relatively recent, open-access, brief viewpoint on the utility of screening for thoracic aortic pathologies.
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Commentary: Lack of Screening Makes Primary Prevention Most Effective to Reduce the Mortality of Aortic Dissection
November 28, 2020
November 24, 2020
This is a comprehensive review of current strategies for monitoring and protection of the brain during aortic arch surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest.
Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease
October 8, 2020
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)
September 1, 2020
This is a comprehensive review on iatrogenic aortic dissection occurring intraoperatively,and within one month after cardiac surgery, covering the incidence, discovery, pathology, detection modalities, management, risk factors, and prevention of this rare but life-threatening complication.
May 15, 2020
Bavaria et al reported the five-year outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) of complicated acute type B aortic dissection (TBAD) in the DISSECTION trial. In this prospective, nonrandomized study, 50 patients were treated with the Valiant Captivia thoracic stent graft for acute complicated TBAD.
April 24, 2020
Interesting metanalytic review on the effect of binary gender in mammals.
Perioperative Care After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: The Baylor College of Medicine Experience. Part 2: Postoperative Considerations
February 19, 2020
Dr Coselli and associates from Baylor published a comprehensive review of their practice in the perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. This is the second part of the review, focusing on fundamentals of postoperative care and management of operative complications.
Perioperative Care After Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: The Baylor College of Medicine Experience. Part 1: Preoperative Management
February 19, 2020
Dr Coselli and associates from Baylor published a comprehensive review of their practice in the perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. This is the first part of the review. The unique preoperative considerations to reduce the risk of adverse operative outcomes are expounded.
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
Genes Associated With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection: 2019 Update and Clinical Implications
December 31, 2019
This is an updated list of genes associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Dr Elefteriades and associates published the first version in 2017 and made an update in 2018. During the last year, six new genes were reported to be associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.