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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2016 April;57(2):224-32

20 YEARS EVC: MANAGEMENT OF ARTERIAL DISEASES 

    THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL AORTA

Diagnostic algorithms and treatment strategies in primary aortic and aortic graft infections

Geert W. SCHURINK 1, 2, Noud PEPPELENBOSCH 1, 2, Barend MEES 1, 2, Michael J. JACOBS 1, 2

1 Departments of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands; 2 European Vascular Center Aachen-Maastricht, Germany and the Netherlands

Aortic infections and aortic graft infections are one of the most dreadful clinical entities that a vascular surgeon can face. Clinical presentation of the patient can vary greatly and diagnosis can be difficult to make. In this manuscript, diagnostic modalities are reviewed and a diagnostic algorithm suggested. Further, results of present treatment options are evaluated and treatment strategies for different clinical scenarios suggested.

language: English


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