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.
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Genes Associated With Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection: 2019 Update and Clinical Implications
December 31, 2019
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.
November 26, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a nonclamping technique for ascending aortic graft kinking using a simulation model.
Surgery for Type A Aortic Dissection in Patients with Cerebral Malperfusion: Results From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections
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).
November 11, 2019
A succinct analysis of a challenging problem, with a discussion on the 'magic diameter' of 55 mm.
Aortic Remodeling After Hybrid Provisional Extension to Induce Complete Attachment Aortic Repair of Chronic Residual Type I Aortic Dissection
November 7, 2019
Interesting retrospective imaging study of true and false lumens with or without bare metal stents placed distally in the abdominal aorta.
Neurologic Complications After the Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure: A Meta-Analysis of More Than 3,000 Patients
October 31, 2019
Dr Preventza and associates performed a meta-analysis of 3,154 patients who underwent frozen elephant trunk procedure to determine the incidence of neurologic complications. The incidences were 4.7% for spinal cord injury and 7.6% for stroke.
October 12, 2019
The association of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality with optimism was assessed in this meta-analysis. Optimism was associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events (ROR 0.65) and a decrease in all-cause mortality (RR 0.86). Mechansims have yet to be identified.