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Stent-graft repair in acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18817683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic aortic endografting has demonstrated encouraging mid-term results and attracts growing acceptance as a valuable treatment option for chronic aneurysmal disease. The emerging role of endovascular strategies for management of acute thoracic aortic pathologies is even more exciting considering the sobering results of open repair. Although it is accepted that patients at high risk for open surgery will benefit from endovascular strategies, the exact role of stent-graft interventions remains to be defined as the medical community awaits solid long-term data and better devices. While some indications and scenarios such as acute type B dissection with associated malperfusion syndrome or imminent aortic rupture have shown to benefit from stent-graft treatment, other scenarios are less settled. The current paper discusses both the established and emerging indications, as well as technical and anatomical aspects of this fascinating therapeutic option.
Stephan Kische; Ibrahim Akin; Hüseyin Ince; Tim C Rehders; Henrik Schneider; Jasmin Ortak; Christoph A Nienaber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista española de cardiología     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-26     Completed Date:  2009-04-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1070-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Rostock, Rostock School of Medicine, Rostoc, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Diseases / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Chronic Disease
Prosthesis Design
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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