Capoccia and Maybauer performed a system review of 29 publications related to the use of ECMO in aortic surgery and aortic dissection. A total of 194 patients who had been treated with ECMO support were identified, with a survival rate of 39.7% (77/194).
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January 14, 2020
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.
Analysis of Perioperative Outcome and Long-Term Survival Rate of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Uncomplicated Type B Dissection: Single-Center Experience With 751 Patients
December 18, 2019
This is a report on outcomes after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for uncomplicated type B dissection in 751 patients. Ten-year survival was 83% and the 10-year reintervention rate was 10%. The authors concluded that TEVAR may be considered a first choice for patients with uncomplicated type B dissection.
December 11, 2019
On December 9, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published updated recommendations on the screening of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) based on patient's gender, age, history of smoking, and family history of AAA for symptomatic adults:
December 10, 2019
The authors present a combined open and endovascular approach to a descending aortic pseudoaneurysm with iatrogenic coarctation.
Patient Trends and Outcomes of Surgery for Type A Acute Aortic Dissection in Japan: An Analysis of More Than 10,000 Patients From the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database
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.
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.
December 4, 2019
Higher case volumes (>10 annually) were associated with decreased mortality for surgical treatment of aortic dissection. This relationship was not evident for thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
November 26, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a nonclamping technique for ascending aortic graft kinking using a simulation model.
November 22, 2019
Puzzling subgroup from the GALILEO trial, which appears in the same issue of the periodical as an article that discredits the use of rivaroxaban as thromboprevention strategy :