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THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL AORTA  20 YEARS EVC: MANAGEMENT OF ARTERIAL DISEASES 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2016 April;57(2):202-11

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Treatment options for postdissection aortic aneurysms

Jonathan SOBOCINSKI 1, Benjamin O. PATTERSON 2, Rachel E. CLOUGH 1, Rafaelle SPEAR 1, Teresa MARTIN-GONZALEZ 1, Richard AZZAOUI 1, Adrien HERTAULT 1, Stéphan HAULON 1

1 Aortic Centre, Vascular Surgery, Hôpital Cardiologique, CHU Lille, France; 2 St George’s Vascular Institute, University of London, London, UK


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Aortic dissection is one of the most devastating catastrophes that can affect the aorta. Surgical treatment is proposed only when complications such as rupture or malperfusion occur. No clear consensus has been reached regarding the best therapy to prevent aortic rupture after the acute phase. We have performed a thorough review of the most recent literature on the strategies to treat patients in the chronic phase of aortic dissection.

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