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New results with the Zenith graft in the treatment of aortic aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20671634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysmal disease of the arterial vasculature has been reported since ancient times. Regarding aneurysms of the aorta, a steady progress has been made ranging from making such pathology amenable to surgical treatment to making the procedure much less invasive. There have been a number of stent grafts, introduced by different companies, used to exclude different segments of the aneurysmal aorta and the Zenith devices are one of them. The safety and efficacy of these devices to exclude infrarenal and descending thoracic aortic aneurysms has been well documented. The early and late complications associated with these procedures and the methods used to manage such complications have also been elucidated in different publications. In dealing with pararenal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, the need to ensure patency of the visceral vessels while still repairing the aorta to healthy tissue must be considered. Strategies involving fenestrations and side-arm branches have evolved extending the ability to treat the entire aorta with an endovascular approach. Challenges exist including the inherent tortuosity and mobility of the aortic arch, close approximation of the supra-aortic vessels, small or multiple renal vessels, the commonly noted arcuate ligament compression of the celiac artery, but great strides have been made and virtually all pathologies have been addressed. The desire for smaller delivery systems has spurred interest in low-profile devices. This manuscript is intended to address the latest developments and clinical results for endovascular grafting of the aorta.
M A Qureshi; R K Greenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-30     Completed Date:  2010-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / pathology,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Prosthesis Design
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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