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The current status of endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms (TEVAR).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21979120     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been one of the most important advances in the management of thoracic aortic disease in the past two decades. The procedure was originally developed by Dake and colleagues in 1994 for the treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA), using the same principles as EVAR for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The first device approved for this indication was the TAG device (W.L. Gore & Associated, Inc., Flagstaff, AZ) in 2005. Since then there has been a plethora of changes and new developments related to thoracic endovascular aortic repair. This article will summarize the major updates related to TEVAR, focusing on three main aspects: what is new in device technology and future prospects; the expanding indications of TEVAR for the treatment of other pathologies and the newly developed techniques involved; and a glimpse at the expected future direction in the field.
Hosam El-Sayed; Basel Ramlawi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1947-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-07     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2012-08-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101508600     Medline TA:  Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Endovascular Procedures* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Selection
Prosthesis Design
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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