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  ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DISEASES OF THE THORACIC AORTA 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2012 April;53(2):169-72

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

New C-TAG device and overcome of compression events

Kasirajan K.

East Bay Cardiovascular and Thoracic Associates, Concord, MA, USA


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This article describes the modifications made to the TAG thoracic device (WL Gore, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) to better accommodate to anatomies seen in young trauma patients and patients with dissections. The device was initially approved and tested for degenerative thoracic aneurysms. The newer conformable-TAG (cTAG) is better able to accommodate to tight aortic arches and smaller aortic diameter with circumferential aortic wall opposition.

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