Aorta articles

MRI more sensitive for diagnosing endoleaks after stent 

MRI more sensitive for diagnosing endoleaks after stent 

Original title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging is More Sensitive than Computed Tomography Angiography for the Detection of Endoleaks after Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Systematic Review. Reference: J. Habets et al. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Volume 45 Issue 4 April/2013 Currently computed tomography angiography (CTA) with late stages is considered the most appropriate method to

Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection Can Be Treated with Endoprosthesis

Original title: Endovascular Repair of Ascending Aortic Dissection. A Novel Treatment Option for Patients Judged Unfit for Direct Surgical Repair. Reference: Qingsheng Lu, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;61:1917–24. The dissecting aneurysm Type A represents 60% or aortic dissections and a real challenge as regards both therapeutics and the adequate moment to perform it, due to the

Equivalent results for Zenith and Endurant devices for aneurysms with unfavorable necks.

Original title: Outcomes of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair with 2 different Endograft Systems With Suprarenal Fixation in Patients With Hostile Infrarenal Aortic Anatomy. Reference: George A. Antomiuo et al. Vascular Endovascular Surgery 47(1):9-18 The unfavorable or hostile anatomy of abdominal aortic aneurysms is a limitation of endovascular treatment and is related to complications after implantation such as migration, the

Chronic Type B Dissection, better with endoprosthesis than with medical treatment

Original title: The results of stent graft versus medication therapy for chronic type B dissection Reference: Xin Jia et al. J Vasc Surg 2013;57:406-14 In many institutions patients with Chronic Stanford Type B Aortic Dissection is most often treated medically, and the thoracic endovascular aortic repair implant TEVAR or the surgical procedure are reserved for those who evolve

Fenestrated prosthetics versus surgery for aneurysms of the abdominal aorta with hostile neck

Original title: Comparison of fenestrated endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms not suitable for standard endovascular repair. Reference: Rana Canavati et al. J Vasc Surg 2013;57:362-7. Studies in patients with infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm that could receive a standard stent versus conventional surgery, showed reduced perioperative mortality with endovascular treatment.  However, these same results in patients

The largest series of abdominal aortic aneurysm with unfavorable neck anatomy

Original title: Outcomes of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Patients with Hostile Neck Anatomy Reference: Stather et al. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 44 (2012) 556-561. Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) has already shown benefits in terms of mortality compared with conventional surgery.  The disadvantages of EVAR are reinterventions for endoleaks, migration or device failure

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aorta, lower mortality rates than conventional open surgery in younger than 70.

Original title: Long Term Comparison of Endovascular and Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (OVER TRIAL) Reference: Frank A. Lederle, et al. NEJM 367;24:1988-1997 Randomized studies had shown that the endovascular approach reduces mortality, yet its long term evolution remained a concern.  The aim of this study was to analyze long term evolution of EVAR device implantation vs. conventional

Plug versus coils for embolization of the internal iliac artery stent implantation.

Original title: Comparison of outcomes with coils versus vascular plug embolization of the internal iliac artery for endovascular aortoiliac aneurysm repair. Reference: Evan J. Ryer et al. J Vasc Surg 2012;56:1239-45 20% of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) present a compromise of the common distal iliac artery, these often require the stent to cover up to the

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