Endovascular repair of lesions of descending thoracic aorta: aneurysms anddissections

Citation
R. Greenberg et N. Harthun, Endovascular repair of lesions of descending thoracic aorta: aneurysms anddissections, CURR OPIN C, 16(4), 2001, pp. 225-230
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
Journal title
CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0268-4705 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
225 - 230
Database
ISI
SICI code
0268-4705(200107)16:4<225:EROLOD>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The morbidity and mortality of open repair of descending thoracic aortic le sions remains uncomfortably high. Shortly after the advent of an endovascul ar approach for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms, attempts have been m ade to apply similar technologies to the thoracic aorta. Early experiences with endovascular grafts for thoracic aortic aneurysms have met with good t o moderate success but have provided a framework for development of improve d technologies specifically designed for this anatomic region. Early studie s with second generation devices have shown more promise. Aortic dissection s, a disease state associated with an exceptionally high morbidity and mort ality, represent another condition that is readily treated with an endovasc ular approach. (C) 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.