Treating extensive aortic aneurysm disease with descending thoracic aorta stent grafting followed later by distal open completion can yield outcomes comparable to those with open repair, a large series shows.
Until a durable, anticoagulation-free valve prosthesis is developed, preservation of a well-functioning bicuspid aortic valve may be the best course in the setting of isolated ascending aortic replacement, a new study suggests.
We report one of the first uses of 3D printing in this setting and review the technology’s promising benefits and potential place in brain aneurysm repair.
This case study makes clear the value of quantitative vessel imaging to quickly visualize subtle flow abnormalities during aneurysm surgery.
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