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Aortic arch replacement

Yuki Tanaka, Tadashi Kitamura, Yusuke Irisawa, Kagami Miyaji
We present a case of Kommerell's diverticulum with the aberrant left subclavian artery and a right-sided aortic arch in a 70-year-old male patient who was treated with total arch replacement using the Gelweave Lupiae graft. The Lupiae graft fitted well to total arch replacement for this pathology because the structure was consistent with the anatomical features.
March 12, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Kyokun Uehara, Hitoshi Matsuda, Jiro Matsuo, Yosuke Inoue, Atsushi Omura, Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroaki Sasaki, Junjiro Kobayashi
AIM: To evaluate the surgical outcomes and midterm results of patients under 50 years old with acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). METHODS: The study population included 51 patients who underwent AAAD repair between 2003 and 2016. Of these 51 patients, 46 (90.1%) were males and 14 (27.5%) had connective tissue disorders. Twenty-five patients (49.0%) had a body mass index >25.0 kg/m2 and two patients were pregnant. Total arch replacement was performed in 39 patients (76...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Yuwen Shen, Chuanzhen Liu, Changcun Fang, Jie Xi, Shuming Wu, Xinyan Pang, Guangmin Song
OBJECTIVE: To study the risk factors of oxygenation impairment in patients with type-A acute aortic dissection who underwent total arch replacement with a stented elephant trunk. METHODS: In this study, 169 consecutive patients were enrolled who were diagnosed with type-A acute aortic dissection and underwent a total arch replacement procedure at the Qilu Hospital of Shandong University between January 2015 and February 2017. Postoperative oxygenation impairment was defined as arterial oxygen partial pressure/inspired oxygen fraction ≤ 200 with positive end expiratory pressure ≥ 5 cm H2 O that occurred within 72 hours of surgery...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kangjun Shen, Xinmin Zhou, Ling Tan, Feng Li, Jun Xiao, Hao Tang
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that the arch-first procedure without extra devices under moderate-to-mild systemic hypothermia during acute type A aortic dissection is safe and efficient and will improve patient outcome compared with the standard total arch replacement technique. METHODS: From December 2014 to February 2017, 89 patients were enrolled in this study, 52 of whom underwent conventional deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA, 24.2 ± 0.71°C) using the antegrade cerebral perfusion surgical procedure (Group A) and 37 of whom underwent the "arch-first" technique with moderate (27...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
N Rudarakanchana, M P Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in endovascular technology have enabled minimally invasive repair of the aortic arch, with specifically designed stent-grafts. This article reviews hybrid and total endovascular repair in the management of aortic arch pathology. METHODS: Studies relating to aortic arch management were identified using MEDLINE and Embase, focusing on endovascular repair. RESULTS: Hybrid arch repair is associated with an early mortality rate of some 12 per cent, and carries significant risk of stroke (up to 15 per cent), paraplegia (up to 6 per cent), retrograde dissection (up to 6·5 per cent) and proximal endoleak (6 per cent)...
March 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Micaela De Palo, Manuela Conte, Antonio Cricco, Domenico Benvenuto, Giampiero Esposito
Aortic diseases, especially when the entire aorta is involved, are often challenging to treat since they frequently require invasive interventions. Minimally invasive hybrid treatment of such pathologies is proving to be a valid option for complex cases (for example, dilation involving the entire aorta) and is improving postoperative outcomes. It consists of a minimally invasive opening stage, where ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement and epiaortic vessel rerouting is performed using a multibranched graft equipped with a radiopaque marker...
September 1, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
Yoshinori Kuroda, Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki, Atsushi Yamashita, Masahiro Mizumoto, Jun Hayashi, Ai Ishizawa, Kentaro Akabane, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
A 45 year-old-man who had undergone ventricular septal defect repair during childhood presented with hoarseness. He was diagnosed as having a distal aortic arch aneurysm by using computed tomography, and was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment. The operation was performed via a 4th intercostal thoracotomy in the right lateral position. The aortic aneurysm occupied the upper pleural cavity. The aortic arch was pressed up by the aortic aneurysm, so visual identification and clamping of the proximal aorta and the left subclavian artery were extremely difficult...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Nicholas T Kouchoukos, Alexander Kulik, Catherine F Castner
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to analyze clinical outcomes, distal segmental aortic growth, and aortic reoperation rates after 1-stage open repair of extensive chronic thoracic aortic dissection via bilateral anterior thoracotomy. METHODS: Eighty patients underwent extensive 1-stage repair of chronic aortic dissection that included the ascending aorta, the entire aortic arch, and the varying lengths of the descending thoracic aorta. One half or more of the descending thoracic aorta was replaced in 62 (78%) of the 80 patients...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Tim Berger, Maximilian Kreibich, Julia Morlock, Stoyan Kondov, Johannes Scheumann, Fabian A Kari, Bartosz Rylski, Matthias Siepe, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Czerny
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate early and mid-term clinical outcomes and to assess the potential of the frozen elephant trunk technique to induce remodelling of downstream aortic segments in acute and chronic thoracic aortic dissections. METHODS: Over a 4-year period, 65 patients (48 men, aged 61 ± 12 years) underwent total aortic arch replacement using the frozen elephant trunk technique for acute (n = 31) and chronic (n = 34) thoracic aortic dissections at our institution...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Hiroshi Furukawa, Takeshi Honda, Takahiko Yamasawa, Hisao Masaki, Kazuo Tanemoto
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively evaluated the initial clinical experience of the surgical management of extensive dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) via the semi-clamshell approach. METHODS: Thirteen patients (3 women and 10 men, mean age 67 ± 15 years) who underwent elective surgical intervention for extensive dissecting TAA via semi-clamshell approach in our institute between May 2007 and April 2017 participated in this study. Regarding surgical techniques, left thoracotomy with transverse sternotomy was initially performed via the third or fourth intercostal space following an incision from the right sternal borderline to the anterior axillary line on the left sternal borderline...
February 22, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Hironobu Sugiyama, Ryo Tohma, Takuya Misato, Kazuma Okamoto, Taro Hayashi, Satoshi Tobe, Tatsuro Matsuo, Kotaro Tsunemi, Takanori Oka, Nobuhiro Tanimura
We report a rare case of right heart failure caused by distal aortic aneurysm. Although aortopulmonary fistula is a common complication of giant aortic arch aneurysm, right heart failure caused by mechanical pressure by aneurysm is very rare. A 79-year-old female patient presented dyspnea. Contrast computed tomography (CT) of the thorax delineated a 78 mm aortic arch aneurysm pressing the main to left pulmonary artery and a 40 mm pericardial effusion at maximum depth at posterior side. Echocardiography showed the acceleration flow from main to left pulmonary artery and moderate pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Periklis A Davlouros, Virginia C Mplani, Ioanna Koniari, Grigorios Tsigkas, George Hahalis
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR) has emerged as an alternative, rapidly evolving treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Stroke is a devastating complication being confined mainly in the periprocedural and 30-day period following TAVR, with a lower and relatively constant frequency thereafter. Early stroke is mainly due to debris embolization during the procedure, whereas later events are associated with patient specific factors. Despite the fact that the rate of clinical stroke has been constantly decreasing compared to initial TAVR experience, modern neuro-imaging with MRI suggests that new ischemic lesions post-TAVR are almost universal...
January 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
Jonathan M Hemli, Bo Gu, S Jacob Scheinerman, Derek R Brinster
Total aortic arch replacement remains a technically formidable procedure, particularly in patients with previous proximal aortic dissection repair. Our case discussion highlights a useful strategy for extracorporeal support and circulation management to facilitate total arch reconstruction in the reoperative setting, based on cannulation of the left axillary artery. Our preference is to use a left axillary artery approach to initiate cardiopulmonary bypass and to ultimately revascularize the left arm via an extra-anatomic graft...
February 9, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Joshua M Lader, Deane E Smith, Cezar Staniloae, Arzhang Fallahi, Sohah N Iqbal, Aubrey C Galloway, Mathew R Williams
A 78 year-old man with remote type-A dissection presented with acute-onset dyspnea. Twenty-two years prior, treatment for his aortic disease required replacement of ascending and arch aneurysms with a Dacron graft using graft inclusion technique. He presented currently in cardiogenic shock. Echocardiography demonstrated new severe hypokinesis of all apical segments. Left-heart catheterization revealed a 120mmHg intra-graft gradient. CT arteriography was unrevealing, but intra-aortic ultrasound demonstrated critical intra-graft stenosis...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Junichi Shimamura, Shin Yamamoto, Susumu Oshima, Kensuke Ozaki, Takuya Fujikawa, Shigeru Sakurai, Yuki Hirai, Tomohiro Hirokami, Nobukazu Moriya, Soichiro Hase, Tassei Nakagawa, Motoshige Yamasaki, Wataru Takayama, Shiro Sasaguri
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of aortic repair via transapical cannulation and the adventitial inversion technique for acute Type A aortic dissection. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, a total of 300 patients with acute Type A aortic dissection underwent emergency surgery, consisting of 271 hemiarch repairs and 29 total aortic arch replacements, using transapical cannulation and the adventitial inversion technique at a distal anastomosis. The mean follow-up periods were 31...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Takashi Matsueda, Yuki Ikeno, Koki Yokawa, Yojiro Koda, Soichiro Henmi, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVES: We present our experience with one-stage replacement of thoracic aneurysm from the ascending aorta to the thoracoabdominal aorta. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients (10 male and 4 female; mean age 53.6 ± 12.4 years) with extended thoracic aortic aneurysms underwent graft replacement. The pathology of the diseased aorta was chronic aortic dissection in 13 patients and intraoperative retrograde aortic dissection in 1 patient. Five patients had Marfan syndrome...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Arudo Hiraoka, Kazuya Saito, Genta Chikazawa, Toshinori Totsugawa, Kentaro Tamura, Atsuhisa Ishida, Taichi Sakaguchi, Hidenori Yoshitaka
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to seek a new predictor of mid-term survival of surgical total aortic arch replacement (SAR) by evaluating indices relevant to frailty. METHODS: Between October 2012 and March 2017, 113 consecutive patients underwent elective surgical total aortic arch replacement with antegrade cerebral perfusion under circulatory arrest at a single cardiovascular institute. In addition to common parameters, Katz index of activities of daily living, nutritional status, skeletal muscle mass volume, swallowing and motor functions were used to evaluate patients' frailty...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
William J Quinones-Baldrich, Taimur Saleem, Adam Oskowitz
OBJECTIVE: Aortic dissection (AD) often involves the infrarenal aorta. We review our experience with open infrarenal aortic repair with or without false lumen intentional placement (FLIP) of endografts in the proximal dissected aorta as part of a hybrid strategy to treat complex AD. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing intervention for AD was reviewed. Data regarding diagnosis, imaging features, nature of the infrarenal repair (one- vs two-stage procedure), endoleaks, need for additional interventions, morbidity, and mortality were collected...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Bo Yang, Aroosa Malik, Victoria Waidley, Xiaoting Wu, Elizabeth L Norton, David M Williams, Minhaj S Khaja, Whitney E Hornsby
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short-term outcomes following direct aortic root and arch repair in patients with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) without technical adjuncts. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 94 consecutive patients with ATAAD underwent surgical repair, including aortic root repair (n = 45), root replacement (n = 39), or no root procedure (n = 10). Aortic root repair was achieved by running approximation of the dissected aortic wall circumferentially at the sinotubular junction and reinforcing the coronary ostia with 5-0 Prolene...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Yuan Wang, Hasan Jilaihawi, Guanyuan Song, Moyang Wang, Bin Lv, Hao Wang, Guannan Niu, Zheng Zhou, Yongjian Wu
To characterize the anatomy of aorto-iliofemoral arterial tree according to aortic valve phenotype by CT in patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We retrospectively enrolled 215 patients screened for TAVR who underwent CT. Dimensions, calcification, vascular tortuosity index score and other putative risk features of 13 different regions were evaluated for bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) morphology. The study consisted of 44% BAVs with younger age than TAVs...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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