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Results of high-risk endovascular procedures in patients with non-dissected thoracic aortic pathology: intermediate outcomes.
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PMID:  23321435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate mid-term outcome in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for non-dissected aortic pathology with favourable and unfavourable landing zone and aortic anatomy. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2011, TEVAR was performed in 208 patients with descending thoracic aortic disease. Of 105 patients with non-dissected thoracic aortic pathology, 69 presented with unfavourable anatomy as defined by short length (<15 mm), large diameter (>42 mm), angulation of >60° of the proximal or distal landing zone or extreme aortic tortuosity. The endpoints perioperative mortality, 1-year survival, endoleak occurrence and incidence of secondary intervention were compared with the remaining 36 patients with favourable anatomy. RESULTS: Median follow-up was 18 months. TEVAR was performed emergently in 24 of 69 (35%) patients with unfavourable anatomy and in 11 of 36 (31%) of those with favourable anatomy (P = 0.68). No patients underwent conversion to open surgery, no periinterventional rupture was observed. Perioperative mortality did not differ between cohorts (1/69 vs 1/36, P = 0.78). Postoperative permanent spinal cord ischaemia occurred in patients with unfavourable anatomy only (2/69 vs 0/36, P = 0.78). Early endoleak and secondary intervention were more frequent in patients with unfavourable anatomy (19/69 vs 7/36 and 13/69 vs 1/36), but not statistically significant (P = 0.5 and P = 0.13, respectively). One-year aorta-related survival rates were similar in both groups (66/69 vs 33/36, P = 0.45). CONCLUSIONS: Mid-term outcome after TEVAR does not differ between patients with favourable and unfavourable landing zone anatomy in terms of aorta-related survival. However, the more frequent need for secondary intervention warrants a more rigorous follow-up after TEVAR in patients with unfavourable anatomy.
Bartosz Rylski; Philipp Blanke; Matthias Siepe; Fabian Alexander Kari; Wulf Euringer; Michael Südkamp; Friedhelm Beyersdorf
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Heart Centre Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany.
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