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Emergency stent-grafting for patients over 85 years of age with thoracic aortic rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17387182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Conventional open repairs of thoracic aortic ruptures carry a high mortality and morbidity in patients over 85 years of age. Less invasive procedures may therefore be required to treat such elderly patients. An 87-year-old woman and 92-year-old man who had undergone emergency endovascular stent-grafting for thoracic aortic ruptures survived to discharge, despite critical conditions on admission.
Kiyofumi Morishita; Yoshihiko Kurimoto; Nobuyoshi Kawaharada; Hisayoshi Osawa; Toshiyuki Maeda; Tomio Abe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-27     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e25-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications,  surgery*
Aortic Rupture / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*

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