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  ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DISEASES OF THE THORACIC AORTA 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2012 April;53(2):153-9

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Zenith® TX2®LowProfile TAA Endovascular Graft: a next generation thoracic stent-graft

Torsello G. F., Torsello G. B., Austermann M.

Department of Vascular Surgery, St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany


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AIM: The aim of the present article is to describe a new thoracic stent graft (Zenith TX2 Low-Profile TAA Endovascular Graft).
METHODS:Feasibility of endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms depends on several anatomic factors. A primary limitation is an adequate arterial approach. Since most currently used endografts require large introducer sheaths, patients with severely diseased iliofemoral vessels are often excluded from this less-invasive technique. Attempts to overcome access difficulties increase the risk for arterial access-site complications such as aortoiliac rupture. In addition, highly angulated proximal landing zones provide challenges in obtaining proximal graft conformance and sealing.
RESULTS:The introduction of next-generation endografts such as the Zenith® TX2®LowProfile TAA Endovascular Graft provides a solution for a larger number of patients, including those with small vessels, vascular access problems and tortuous aortic anatomy.
CONCLUSION:The ongoing Zenith® TX2® Low-Profile Endovascular Graft trial will build further understanding of the performance of the device allowing for treatment of a wider patient population.

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