Endoluminal versus open treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Stents

abstract

  • The endoluminal repair was effective in exclusion of descending TAAs from the systemic circulation in this selected group of patients. In this short-term follow-up, compared with the nonrandomized historic cohort of open descending TAA repair, the endovascular group had significantly shorter operating times and hospital and intensive care unit stays and lower operative blood loss. Further follow-up and continued assessment of the long-term durability of these devices in elective and emergency circumstances are warranted.

publication date

  • October 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mva.2002.127521

PubMed ID

  • 12368734

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 732

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 36

number

  • 4