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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2010 June;51(3):305-12

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Endovascular approach for acute aortic syndrome

Di Eusanio M., Russo V., Buttazzi K., Lovato L., Di Bartolomeo R., Fattori R.

Cardiovascular Radiology and Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracovascular Department, University Hospital S. Orsola, Bologna, Italy


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Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) refers to the spectrum of aortic emergencies that include aortic dissection, intramural hematoma and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. These aortic pathologies may lead to aortic rupture and a timely treatment is crucial to obtain clinical success and benefit on survival. Endovascular strategies have gained wide acceptance in the management of AAS and currently represent the new minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. In particular in acute complicated aortic dissection endovascular therapy demonstrated a better survival and limited complications with respect to open surgery. Aim of the present study was to provide an overview of AAS and to assess the current role of endovascular aortic repair in its treatment.

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