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Endovascular surgery by means of a Talent endoprosthesis implant in adult patients with thoracic aorta coarctation.
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PMID:  18665111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of this study was to show the initial experience of a therapeutic alternative in the surgical treatment of thoracic aorta coarctation in adult patients by means of a Talent endoprosthesis implant and angioplasty, maintaining the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, avoiding recurrence, offering safety and protection against dissections, tearing, or even aortic ruptures and, hence, minimizing risks and complications from a thoracic aorta surgery through thoracotomy. METHODS: The authors present a series of 12 cases of thoracic aorta coarctation in adult patients, treated with endovascular surgery by means of a Talent endoprosthesis implant using a transfemoral or iliac access. Age, gender, gradient release, perioperative mortality and morbidity, presence of palpable pulses in the limbs, claudication, and follow-up time. RESULTS: Eight men and four women, average age of 23.6 years (18 to 38). The average diameter of the normal aorta was 21.65 mm (13.5-24.5 mm) and the smallest diameter at the coarctation site was 3.4 mm (0 to 8 mm). No complications occurred and no patient required blood transfusion. The time spent in the intensive care unit for postoperative monitoring averaged 15 h (12 to 18 h) and hospital stay averaged 2.33 days (1 to 4 days). All patients presented palpable pulses of normal characteristics during the postoperative period. No residual pressure gradient was present requiring treatment. In this series, neither trans nor postoperative complications occurred, and the follow-up time averaged 52 months (6 to 93 months). CONCLUSION: Endovascular treatment of thoracic aorta coarctation with protected dilatation is a safe and effective procedure.
G Fink-Josephi; S Gutierrez-Vogel; L M Hurtado-López; C Calderón
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-30     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinic of endovascular procedures at Hospital General de México, México.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Aorta, Thoracic* / radiography
Aortic Coarctation / radiography,  therapy*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Prosthesis Design
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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