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Customized transapical thoracic endovascular repair for acute type a dissection.
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PMID:  23336881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 67-year-old patient with severe comorbidities and acute type A aortic dissection with pericardial tamponade was treated with an endograft introduced through a mini-thoracotomy and puncture of the left ventricular apex. Final angiography showed complete coverage of the dissection. Early and 6-month follow-up computed tomography showed full apposition of the endograft without residual dissection. Transapical thoracic endovascular repair of acute type A aortic dissection appears to be feasible and is associated with minimal physiologic compromise. It may provide a less invasive alternative for patients with increased operative mortality.
Tilo Kölbel; Beate Reiter; Johannes Schirmer; Sabine Wipper; Christian Detter; Eike Sebastian Debus; Herrmann Reichenspurner
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Vascular Medicine, University Heart Center, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address:
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