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An alternative approach to diffuse thoracic aortomegaly: on-pump hybrid total arch repair without circulatory arrest.
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PMID:  22186465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diffuse thoracic aortomegaly has conventionally been managed with a two-stage elephant trunk procedure, requiring prolonged circulatory arrest, with an inherent risk of major morbidity and mortality. Recently, to improve outcomes, several hybrid arch procedures have been proposed using off-pump techniques. We have adopted an alternative, single-stage hybrid strategy using cardiopulmonary bypass without circulatory arrest to replace the ascending aorta and perform arch debranching and antegrade endovascular stent graft deployment. Unlike off-pump procedures, pathology of the aortic valve, root, and ascending aorta is addressed while avoiding the complications of stent graft placement in the native ascending aorta.
Authors:
William D T Kent; Jason K Wong; Eric J Herget; Joseph E Bavaria; Jehangir J Appoo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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