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Descending Thoracic Aorta

September 9, 2022
The authors of this study reported the safety and one-year clinical outcomes of the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk prosthesis from the US Investigational Device Exemption trial.  Follow-up was available in 63 of 65 patients from twelve centers at one-year, when the mortality was 11 percent (7/65), and freedom was 81 percent (51/63) from major
May 20, 2022
This is a compreshensive review on the experience with use of TEVAR in patients with Marfan syndrome, including durablity, complications, and timing, etc.  Drs. Steinmetz and Cosellihe also discussed the role and trend of TEVAR in Marfan paitents with aortic disease.
May 18, 2022
Gripping vignette of a fatal case of renocardiac pathologies. The stills from the (sadly non-contrast) CTA are most interesting.
April 20, 2022
On April 20, 2020, Terumo Aortic announced that the US FDA has granted approval for the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk prothesis. This is the first FET prosthesis commercially available in the US and will bring a new viable treatment option for patients with diseases of the aortic arch and descending aorta.
February 26, 2022
This newly released AHA scientific statement offers a comprehensive review of the latest imaging and measurement techniques for patients with chronic aortic dissection and clarifies the need for standardized measurements and reporting for lifelong surveillance.
December 12, 2021
Interesting early work  on the prognostic value in aortic disease of the cross-link component in the elastin.
October 31, 2021
In this large series, Dr.
October 22, 2021
A brief focused commentary on a recent medium size Japanese series of succesful surgery for Acute Aortic Syndrome. The limitations of the series presented in well- written Uchida manuscript( and already to the last AATS Meeting) are being explored, and the commentators' allusion to the need for randomised trial is evident.
October 8, 2021
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine cause-specific mortality in TBAD and to evaluate the clinical characteristics associated with aorta-related and non aorta-related mortality.
September 27, 2021
A small meta-analysis suggesting a bemefit of vascular ultrasound for access to the groin vessels in TAVI. The utility of ultrasonography may be extended in access for groin cannulation in aortovascular surgery and ECMO 

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