The author presents a video of a simplistic technique for a fenestrated frozen elephant trunk (FET), which allows for more aggressive treatment of the aortic arch at the time of type A dissection, as well as stabilization of the true lumen.
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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.
First US Patient Treated With Cook Medical’s Recently Approved Zenith® Dissection Endovascular System
March 29, 2019
Cook Medical announced that Dr Joseph Lombardi in New Jersey treated the first patient in the US using the newly approved Zenith® Dissection Endovascular System as part of the device's commercial launch.
Equations Estimating the Pre-Dissected Diameter of the Ascending Aorta for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
March 23, 2019
To date, there has been no unianimous method to calculate the diameter of the aorta prior to the occurence of type A aortic dissection. In this study, reseachers from Osaka, Japan, reported the efforts in developing equations for estimating the predissection diameters of the ascending aorta and the arch based on postdissection measurements.
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.
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.
February 6, 2019
On February 4, 2019, Cook Medical announced recent approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Zenith Dissection Endovascular System. The system consists of a proximal stent-graft component and a distal bare stent component. It provides a less invasive alternative to open surgery for repair of type B dissections.
February 1, 2019
In this retrospective cohort study, Dr Ehrlich and his colleagues reported excellent early and long-term results of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for 55 high-risk patients with life-threatening acute complicated type B aortic dissection. The mean age of patients was 52 ± 13 years.
Therapies for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Acute Aortic Dissections: Old Controversies and New Opportunities
January 22, 2019
The medical therapies for thoracic aortic aneurysm comprise of β-adrenergic blocking agents and angiotensin II type I receptor.