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Current strategy of endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms.
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PMID:  20703859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic aortic aneurysms are extremely burdensome to treat owing to their surgical complexity. In particular, major postoperative complications lower significantly patients' quality of life. Surgical treatment has recently shifted to thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to respect the patients' needs and improve postoperative quality of life. This procedure is radical and innovated for thoracic aortic pathology, but the devices and the delivery systems are immature because only a little over a decade and a half has passed since starting to use them. Ready-made stent-grafts were originally indicated only for degenerated aortic aneurysms, but aortic dissection and traumatic aortic transection will become the next targets for TEVAR. This review addresses the history and changes in TEVAR as well as the current TEVAR strategy. Finally, we describe a new trial of TEVAR for aortic dissections, traumatic aortic transections, and aortic arch aneurysms.
Toru Kuratani; Yoshiki Sawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-08-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  2010-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-9871, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / pathology,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Endovascular Procedures* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Prosthesis Design
Treatment Outcome

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