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Thoracic Aorta

August 20, 2020
This succinct article reviews the contemporary literature regarding sex differences in thoracic aortic disease including the epidemiology, biology, natural history, surgical management and outcomes.
July 8, 2020
Upchurch and coauthors have recently published the practice guidelines on thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) in the mangement of thoracic aortic aneurysms. 
June 22, 2020
Over the years, frozen elephant trunk (FET) has become the treatment of choice for multisegmental thoracic aortic disease.
June 19, 2020
A large retrospective review of almost three decades of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic surgery, with considerable educational value especially on the anatomicoclinical correlations of the spinal vasculature.
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.
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
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.
December 8, 2019
Abe and associates reported the trends in the early outcomes of surgical repair for acute type A aortic dissection in 11,843 patients from the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database between 2008 and 2015. Operative mortality was 9.5% and 30-day mortality was 7.6%. The number of surgically treated cases increased by 45% during the interval.
November 15, 2019
The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection investigators analyzed the impact of cerebral malperfusion (CM) on the surgical outcomes of acute type A dissection in 2402 patients. The incidence of CM and neurologic deficit was 15.1% (362/2402).

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