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REVIEW  NOVELTIES IN CARDIAC SURGERY 

Minerva Cardioangiologica 2020 October;68(5):518-31

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.20.05263-9

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Thoracic aortic surgery: status and upcoming novelties

Cristiano SPADACCIO 1, 2, 3 , Haiou HU 3, Chengnan LI 3, Zhiyu QIAO 3, Yipeng GE 3, Zheng TIE 3, Junming ZHU 3, Marc R. MOON 4, Mark DANTON 5, Lizhong SUN 3, Mario F. GAUDINO 6

1 Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; 2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, UK; 3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Beijing Aortic Disease Centre, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing Engineering Research Centre for Vascular Prostheses, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; 4 School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MI, USA; 5 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Scottish Pediatric Cardiac Services, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK; 6 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA



Several novel technological developments and surgical approaches have characterized the field of aortic surgery in the recent decade. The progressive introduction of endovascular procedures, minimally invasive surgical techniques and hybrid approaches have changed the practice in aortic surgery and generated new trends and questions. Also, the advancements in the manufacturing of tissue engineered vascular grafts as substitutes for aortic replacements are enlightening new avenues in the treatment of aortic disease. This review will provide an overview of the current novel perspectives, debates and trends in major thoracic aortic surgery.


KEY WORDS: Endovascular procedures; Minimally invasive surgical procedures; Tissue engineering; Vascular grafting

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