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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528071/a-new-technique-for-graft-to-graft-anastomosis-to-reconstruct-the-aortic-arch
#1
Bashi V Velayudhan, A Mohammed Idhrees
When the ascending aorta and aortic arch must be replaced with a vascular graft, two separate grafts are often required to reconstruct a more anatomically configured aorta. We describe a method of graft tailoring that will result in a more natural shape of the neoaorta, avoiding kinking at the junction of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528045/endovascular-fenestration-for-distal-aortic-sealing-after-frozen-elephant-trunk-with-thoraflex
#2
Randolph H L Wong, Peter S Y Yu, Micky W T Kwok, Simon C Y Chow, Jacky Y K Ho, Malcolm J Underwood, Simon C H Yu
We describe a case of total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk for chronic type B aortic dissecting aneurysm, which resulted in inadvertent landing of the frozen elephant trunk into the false lumen. A radiofrequency puncture system-assisted controlled endovascular fenestration of the dissection flap was performed at the upper abdominal aorta and subsequent thoracic endovascular stenting, successfully redirecting the blood flow from the false to the true lumen. Our case illustrated a possible way to seal distal reentry in chronic type B aortic dissection...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523430/long-term-durability-of-preserved-aortic-root-after-repair-of-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
#3
Keiji Kamohara, Shugo Koga, Jun Takaki, Nozomi Yoshida, Kojiro Furukawa, Shigeki Morita
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of aortic root in type A aortic dissection (AAD) is controversial. To determine the most appropriate strategy, we studied the late outcomes after conservative repair of aortic root. METHODS: 234 AAD patients (mean age 68 ± 12 years) underwent surgical repair using supracommissural replacement (SCR) for aortic root reconstruction from 1989 to 2014. Ascending aortic replacement or hemi-arch replacement was performed in 180 patients (non-arch group), whereas total arch replacement (TAR) was performed in 54 patients...
May 18, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523169/risk-factors-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-after-surgical-repair-of-type-a-aortic-dissection
#4
Hai-Bo Wu, Wei-Guo Ma, Hong-Lei Zhao, Jun Zheng, Jian-Rong Li, Ou Liu, Li-Zhong Sun
BACKGROUND: To identify the risk factors for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) following surgical repair of type A aortic dissection (TAAD) using the total arch replacement and frozen elephant trunk (TAR + FET) technique. METHODS: The study included 330 patients with TAAD repaired using TAR + FET between January 2014 and April 2015. Mean age was 47.1±10.2 years (range, 18-73 years) and 242 were male (73.3%). Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to identify the risk factors for CRRT...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516094/combined-transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-arch-aneurysm
#5
Yuanjia Zhu, Eric E Roselli, Jay J Idrees, Samir Kapadia, Lars G Svensson
An 83-year-old male with multiple comorbidities presented with critical aortic stenosis and a saccular aortic arch aneurysm. Through a mini thoracotomy, a balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve was delivered transapically. A thoracic stent graft was then delivered through the prosthetic valve and deployed in the arch, while a covered stent was deployed in the left common carotid artery. Three-year postoperative computed tomography showed a thrombosed arch aneurysm with decreased size. This case demonstrates the feasibility of using combined transapical transcatheter technologies to treat multicomponent disease in a high-risk patient during a single operation...
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
#6
Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496083/-retrograde-type-a-aortic-dissection-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-report-of-a-case
#7
Sei Morizumi, Takafumi Inoue, Satoshi Nishi, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Masashi Fujisaki, Yoshihiro Suematsu
A 72-year-old man presented with aneurysms of the distal aortic arch and the distal descending aorta due to chronic type B aortic dissection. We first performed thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in the distal descending aorta, and the aneurysm was successfully excluded using a Gore Tag stentgraft. Seven days after TEVAR, computed tomography revealed retrograde type A aortic dissection occurring from the ascending aorta to the distal aortic arch. In emergency surgery, ascending aorta and total arch replacement were performed under selective cerebral perfusion with moderate hypothermia, and after coming off cardiopulmonary bypass, the distal aortic arch aneurysm was excluded using a Gore Tag stentgraft...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472501/secondary-graft-oesophageal-fistula-after-total-arch-replacement%C3%A2
#8
Ken Yamanaka, Norihiko Shiiya, Naoki Washiyama, Masanori Sato
Secondary graft-oesophageal fistula is a fatal complication of aortic arch replacement. We report a successful two-stage surgical management of a graft-oesophageal fistula seen in a 68-year-old woman 3 years after total aortic arch replacement. She presented with a prolonged intractable fever without haematemesis. The fistula occurred between the distal aortic anastomosis and oesophagus; the entire graft was surrounded by air. In the first-stage operation, we performed re-replacement of the entire infected graft, oesophagectomy with cervical oesophagostomy, omental transfer and cervical routing of the stomach roll, through an extended left thoracotomy incision with sternal transection...
May 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457170/an-adult-case-of-kommerell-s-diverticulum-with-a-right-sided-aortic-arch
#9
Koji Tsutsumi, Kosuke Nishida, Jun Tsukamoto, Natsumi Iijima, Osamu Ishida
The patient was a 56-year-old woman with Kommerell's diverticulum associated with a right-sided aortic arch with mirror-image branching. No other congenital heart anomalies or vascular rings were observed. Descending aortic replacement through a right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed to eliminate the risk of diverticular rupture. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful. This was a rare adult case of right-sided aortic arch with Kommerell's diverticulum associated with no other congenital heart disease...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453794/blood-flow-competition-after-aortic-valve-bypass-an-evaluation-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
#10
Koji Kawahito, Naoyuki Kimura, Kenji Komiya, Masanori Nakamura, Yoshio Misawa
OBJECTIVES: Aortic valve bypass (AVB) (apico-aortic conduit) remains an effective surgical alternative for patients in whom surgical aortic valve replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation is not feasible. However, specific complications include thrombus formation, possibly caused by stagnation arising from flow competition between the antegrade and retrograde flow, but this has not been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to analyse flow characteristics after AVB and to elucidate mechanisms of intra-aortic thrombus using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449459/endovascular-repair-of-residual-intimal-tear-or-distal-new-entry-after-frozen-elephant-trunk-for-type-a-aortic-dissection
#11
Xu-Dong Pan, Bin Li, Wei-Guo Ma, Jun Zheng, Yong-Min Liu, Jun-Ming Zhu, Lian-Jun Huang, Li-Zhong Sun
BACKGROUND: In patients with type A dissection, residual dissection and new distal entry tears following the frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure adversely affect long-term prognosis. Management include open and endovascular repair, while clinical experience is limited. We evaluate the efficacy of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in management of residual intimal tear or distal new entry tear following FET in patients with type A aortic dissection (TAAD). METHODS: Between May 2003 and April 2013, we performed FET and total arch replacement for 1,003 patients with TAAD...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428525/-total-arch-replacement-using-manufactured-frozen-elephant-trunk-after-acute-type-a-dissection-repair
#12
Makoto Hibino, Masato Mutsuga, Hideki Oshima, Yuji Narita, Tomonobu Abe, Kazuro Fujimoto, Yoshiyuki Tokuda, Akihiko Usui
The purpose of this study is to assess the result of total arch replacement(TAR) using manufactured frozen elephant trunk(FET) for chronic aortic dissection after initial repair including the effect of aortic remodeling by the FET. Between 2003 and 2015, we performed 11 TAR using manufactured FET. Initial repairs before were 9 ascending aortic replacements and 2 Bentall operations. The entry of residual dissection was located at arch in 7 and at distal anastomosis site in 4. There was no hospital death. The operative complication included 2 surgical site infection, 1 interstitial pneumonia and 1 paraplegia with almost full recovery...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428523/-efficacy-of-total-debranching-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-re-operation-of-aortic-arch-aneurysm
#13
Kyohei Ueno, Megumu Kanno, Hirofumi Midorikawa, Gaku Takinami, Rie Kageyama
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) combined with all-neck-branch reconstruction (total debranching TEVAR)[td TEVAR] is applied to aortic arch aneurysms as a minimally invasive procedure to improve treatment results. We report the initial and long-term results of td TEVAR for the reoperation of aortic arch aneurysm. By September 2016, td TEVAR for reoperation had been applied in 5 cases. The reasons for the reoperation were dilation of the arch aneurysm after ascending aorta replacement in 4 cases and localized dissection of the proximal landing zone after zone 2 TEVAR in 1 case...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420537/bilateral-versus-unilateral-antegrade-cerebral-perfusion-in-total-arch-replacement-for-type-a-aortic-dissection
#14
Guang Tong, Ben Zhang, Xuan Zhou, Ye Tao, Tao Yan, Xianyue Wang, Hua Lu, Zhongchan Sun, Weida Zhang
BACKGROUND: Antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) is the most widely used cerebral protection strategy for complex aortic repair and includes unilateral (u-ACP) and bilateral (b-ACP) techniques. The superiority of b-ACP over u-ACP has been the subject of much debate. Focusing on type A aortic dissection requiring total arch replacement, we investigated the clinical effects of b-ACP versus u-ACP. METHODS: Between September 2006 and August 2014, 203 patients presenting with type A aortic dissection (median age, 51...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411261/feasibility-and-diagnostic-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-of-undetermined-origin
#15
Karl Georg Haeusler, Christian Wollboldt, Laura Zu Bentheim, Juliane Herm, Sebastian Jäger, Claudia Kunze, Holger-Carsten Eberle, Claudia Christina Deluigi, Oliver Bruder, Carolin Malsch, Peter U Heuschmann, Matthias Endres, Heinrich J Audebert, Andreas J Morguet, Christoph Jensen, Jochen B Fiebach
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Etiology of acute ischemic stroke remains undetermined (cryptogenic) in about 25% of patients after state-of-the-art diagnostic work-up. METHODS: One-hundred and three patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-proven acute ischemic stroke of undetermined origin were prospectively enrolled and underwent 3-T cardiac MRI and magnetic resonance angiography of the aortic arch in addition to state-of-the-art diagnostic work-up, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398536/remnant-aortic-remodelling-in-younger-patients-after-acute-type-i-aortic-dissection-surgery
#16
Jihoon Kim, Sun Kyun Ro, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Suk Jung Choo
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of age on remnant aortic remodelling after acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (AD) surgery. METHODS: Between January 1999 and December 2013, 118 acute type I AD patients (26 aged <50 years, Group A; 92 aged  ≥ 50 years, Group B) with either ascending or ascending hemiarch replacement in whom preoperative and >1-month postoperative chest computed tomography (CT) were available were included. RESULTS: At median CT follow-up of 35...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395872/outcomes-of-antegrade-stent-graft-deployment-during-hybrid-aortic-arch-repair
#17
Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Salvatore Scali, Charles Klodell, Teng Lee, Philip Hess, Tomas Martin, Adam Beck, Robert Feezor, Mahmoud Alhussaini, George Arnaoutakis, Thomas Beaver
BACKGROUND: Complex aortic arch disease can be a formidable challenge and is often treated with a two-stage elephant trunk technique. We examined our experience with hybrid arch repair with combined zone 0 stent graft deployment. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients who underwent type 2 hybrid arch replacement and zone 0 antegrade endovascular stent graft deployments at a single university center from June 2010 to August 2015. RESULTS: The review included 48 patients, 25 (52%) elective and 23 (48%) nonelective, with a mean ± SD age of 64 ± 11 years...
April 7, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369482/impact-of-sarcopenia-on-the-outcomes-of-elective-total-arch-replacement-in-the-elderly%C3%A2
#18
Yuki Ikeno, Yutaka Koide, Noriyuki Abe, Takashi Matsueda, Naoto Izawa, Takahiro Yamazato, Shunsuke Miyahara, Yoshikatsu Nomura, Shunsuke Sato, Hiroaki Takahashi, Takeshi Inoue, Masamichi Matsumori, Hiroshi Tanaka, Satoshi Ishihara, Shinichi Nakayama, Koji Sugimoto, Yutaka Okita
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify the cut-off value of sarcopenia based on the psoas muscle area index and evaluate early and late outcomes following elective total arch replacement in the elderly. METHODS: Sarcopenia was assessed by the psoas muscle area index [defined as the psoas muscle area at the L3 level on computed tomography (cm 2 )/body surface area (m 2 )]. The cut-off value for sarcopenia was defined as > 2 standard deviations below the mean psoas muscle area index value obtained from 464 normal control patients...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369453/fate-of-the-dissected-aortic-arch-after-ascending-replacement-in-type-a-aortic-dissection%C3%A2
#19
Bartosz Rylski, Natalie Hahn, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Stoyan Kondov, Martin Wolkewitz, Philipp Blanke, Tomasz Plonek, Martin Czerny, Matthias Siepe
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the fate of a dissected aortic arch after limited surgical repair of type A aortic dissection. METHODS: Of the 271 patients operated for acute type A dissection between 2001 and 2015, 86 (age 57 ± 13 years, 74% men) with predischarge computed tomographic (CT) scans had a residual dissection in the arch. Aortic diameters, lengths, ellipticity and communications between lumina were assessed using predischarge and follow-up CT scans. The median CT scan follow-up was 31 months (first quartile 15, third quartile 52)...
March 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367857/rate-of-stenotic-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aortic-dilatation-after-aortic-valve-replacement-calculated-using-a-3-dimensional-reconstruction-tool
#20
Kaoru Hattori, Ikuo Fukuda, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Masahito Minakawa, Hiroyuki Itaya
BACKGROUND: Progression of asymmetric dilated aorta associated with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is difficult to evaluate conventionally. The aim of the study was to calculate the rate of progression of the dilated BAV aorta after aortic valve replacement (AVR) using a 3-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction tool.Methods and Results:Fourteen stenotic BAV and 14 stenotic tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) patients with mildly dilated ascending aorta were reviewed. A patient-specific 3-D aortic model was reconstructed from preoperative and postoperative computed tomography data (BAV, 2...
March 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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