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Complex aortic disease: changes in perception, evaluation and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19084731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Complex aortic disease continues to have a high mortality and morbidity despite advances in medical and surgical treatment. Repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms, treatment of patients with connective tissue disorders, and the approach to dissections of the ascending and descending aorta have evolved over time; however, the results of intervention in all but highly specialized centers remain poor. As vascular surgeons, our role must extend beyond that of the pure technician; we have been vested with the life-long care of these patients and, therefore, have a responsibility to the patient in addition the scientific community and society at large to create a strategy for management that serves all three interests justly. We will outline some of the changes in the conceptual approach that we consider important to the treatment of complex aortic disease.
Tara M Mastracci; Roy K Greenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-01-06     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17S-23S; discussion 23S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Endovascular and Vascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Diagnostic Imaging / trends*
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular / trends*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / trends*

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