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Early outcome of endovascular treatment of acute traumatic aortic injuries: the talent thoracic retrospective registry.
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PMID:  19766818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic injury of the thoracic aorta (TAI) is a life-threatening complication in patients who sustain deceleration or crush injuries. This study was conducted to examine the results in patients who underwent endovascular repair with the Talent (Medtronic/AVE, Santa Rosa, CA) thoracic stent graft for acute traumatic injury. METHODS: Out of 457 consecutive endograft patients, 41 (9%) were treated for traumatic aortic conditions. There were 36 males with a mean age of 36 +/- 14 years. Mean aortic diameter at the time of intervention was 34 mm +/- 9 (range, 20 to 70 mm). The mean length of covered aorta was 106 mm (range, 5 to 130 mm) with only one stent graft used in 98% (40) of all cases. Median follow-up period for hospital survivors was 13 months (1.0 to 69.0 months). RESULTS: Stent graft implantation was technically successful in all cases (100%). One patient died during hospitalization, yielding an overall in-hospital mortality rate of 2.4%. Procedural-related paraplegia was zero and a primary endoleak was observed in 1 patient. Postoperative complications occurred in 4 patients (3 respiratory failures, 1 multiorgan failure). No patient required conversion to open surgical repair. CONCLUSIONS: The treatment of acute traumatic injuries of the descending thoracic aorta with the Talent stent graft is a feasible and safe technique; it provides low morbidity and mortality rates in the early postoperative period, and early results are encouraging. However, long-term studies are worthwhile to evaluate the effectiveness and the durability of this procedure.
Marek P Ehrlich; Hervé Rousseau; Robin Heijman; Philippe Piquet; Jean-Paul Beregi; Christoph A Nienaber; Gottfried Sodeck; Rossella Fattori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-21     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1258-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*
Aortic Rupture / mortality,  radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Europe / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate
Thoracic Injuries / mortality,  radiography,  surgery*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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