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Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms.
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PMID:  21979121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Management of acute pathology remains one of the most challenging clinical entities, with a persistently high mortality rate both prior to and upon arrival to a hospital. Responding to the distinct advantages of endovascular approaches to aortic disease, many high-volume cardiovascular centers have focused on endovascular therapies for managing patients with ruptured or leaking aortic aneurysms and other acute aortic syndromes. Nonetheless, similar to outcomes for other surgical emergencies, time and efficiency are critical in managing these conditions. Early diagnosis, transport to an appropriate acute care facility, rapid institution of optimal medical management, availability of cardiovascular anesthesia and intensive care, and appropriate and timely surgical intervention continue to be the keys to success. This article discusses the endovascular approach to ruptured abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms.
Heitham T Hassoun; Laura E White; Faisal Cheema; Michael J Reardon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1947-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-07     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2012-08-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101508600     Medline TA:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Rupture / radiography,  surgery*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Endovascular Procedures* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Care Team
Patient Selection
Prosthesis Design
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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