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Novel Aortic Reconstruction Strategies: Endovascular Aneurysm Repair.
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PMID:  11096626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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New technology has given vascular surgeons novel treatment options for aortic diseases. Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is a minimally invasive technique that uses a graft to reconstruct an aneurysmal segment without laparotomy, aortic incision, or cross-clamping. The procedure results in less pain and suffering for patients and requires fewer health care resources. Although still experimental in the United States, this operation has become routine in several centers in Australia and Europe. Collective experience with endovascular repair has yielded complication and mortality results that compare favorably with those from leading studies of conventional repair, despite significant medical comorbidity among its cohorts. The durability of contemporary endovascular repair approaches, but does not yet equal, that of conventional surgery. However, in conditions such as complicated aortic dissection, the new technique may be superior. In this review we describe endovascular devices and their selection and discuss results of the largest contemporary studies.
Authors:
Petrasek; White; May
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current interventional cardiology reports     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1534-3103     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Interv Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888981     Medline TA:  Curr Interv Cardiol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  205-214     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Endovascular Research Unit, University of Sydney, D06, Blackburn Building, Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia.
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