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Aortic Arch

January 18, 2019
This video demonstrates an anterior translocation of the circumflex aortic arch for the management of esophageal compression.
January 3, 2019
On December 20, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against the use of fluoroquinolones in patients with connective tissue disorders and those predisposed to aortic disease.
December 13, 2018
Schoenhoff and colleagues evaluated the impact of reimplantation techniques of the supra-aortic branches, en bloc or separate, on neurological complications following total arch replacement.
December 4, 2018
Essential reading, paying particular attention to the table in Section 7: the European experts recommend, again, that in Marfan and other systematic connective tissue diseases conventional techniques are still advantageous because the landing zones will eventually degenerate.
November 7, 2018
Watanabe and associates studied the association between false lumen remodeling late after type A dissection repair and the shape of the true lumen in the early postoperative period. They found that the true lumen shape in the early postoperative period predicts false lumen remodeling late after surgery.
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.
August 22, 2018
This video and article detail the author’s technique for the classic hybrid arch debranching procedure. It is performed for patients who have had a prior type A dissection repair with aortic arch and descending thoracic aortic dilation but who are not felt to be candidates for more extensive hybrid repairs that require total arch replacement.
August 3, 2018
Ongoing questions in the surgery for type A aortic dissection include arterial cannulation site and the type of distal anastomosis for ascending or hemiarch replacement.