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Aorta

April 20, 2019
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) published a joint expert consensus and evidence-based recommendations for systems of care related to valvular he
April 19, 2019
At the Charing Cross Symposium, held April 15 to 18 in London, UK, Professor Fabio Verzini presented the 30-day data from Medtronic's Valiant Navion investigational device exemption study of 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer.
April 18, 2019
In this study, researchers from Spain have found that the longitudinal strain of the proximal aorta, as detected by cardiac magnetic resonance, is a risk factor for aortic root dilation rate and aortic events (hazard ratio 1.290, 95% confidence interval 1.123 - 1.481, P<0.001) in patients with Marfan syndrome.
April 16, 2019
The UK Aortic Group report their experience with the frozen elephant trunk (FET) repair for 66 acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients using the Thoraflex Hybrid graft at eight UK high-volume aortic centers. The in-hospital mortality was 12% (8/66).
April 14, 2019
The International Aortic Arch Surgery Study Group assessed the safety of total arch replacement (TAR) with frozen elephant trunk (FET) for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) with respect to the risks of operative mortality, stroke, and paraplegia.
April 12, 2019
Currently no frozen elephant trunk (FET) prosthesis are readily available in the United States. This University of Colorado team developed a surgical technique to simplify the FET procedure, termed the Buffalo Trunk, which obviates the need for a hybrid graft and decreases operating times.
April 10, 2019
Although both bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and Marfan syndrome have been associated with aortic dissection risk, it is unknown if the presence of BAV is associated with an increased aortic risk in patients with an FBN1 gene mutation.
April 8, 2019
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.
April 4, 2019
Jean-Philippe Verhoye of the Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France, discusses the decision between root replacement and root sparing approaches in the treatment of type A aortic dissection.
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.

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