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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921203/treatment-of-uncomplicated-type-b-aortic-dissection
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REVIEW
Hitoshi Matsuda
Hospital mortality after the replacement of chronic type B aortic dissection is around 8-10% and adverse outcomes include paraplegia and stroke. However, the level of evidence for indication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B chronic aortic dissection is Class IIa. Results of the INSTEAD-XL trial have verified that preemptive TEVAR for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection improves prognosis. The indication for this procedure is reportedly a maximum aortic diameter >40 mm during the acute phase and a patent primary entry site in the thoracic aorta, while the optimal timing for TEVAR would be the subacute phase, from 2 weeks to 3-6 months after onset...
December 5, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903477/simultaneous-endovascular-repair-for-thoracic-and-abdominal-aortic-pathologies-early-and-mid-term-results
#2
Yuanyuan Guo, Hongbo Cai, Bin Yang, Hui Jin
OBJECTIVES: To analyse information from a single clinical centre, evaluating early and mid-term results of simultaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for co-existing thoracic and abdominal aortic pathologies. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 13 patients (8 men, 5 women; mean age, 75.3 years, range, 69-82 years) with concomitant thoracic and abdominal aortic disease (aneurysms, type B dissection, penetrating aortic ulcers) were treated with simultaneous TEVAR and EVAR...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903476/rapid-aneurysmal-sac-expansion-following-endovascular-repair-of-a-dissecting-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm
#3
Pau Bargay-Juan, Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Rachel Clough, Rafaëlle Spear, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stephan Haulon
Endovascular repair of dissecting thoracoabdominal aneurysms (TAAA) is challenging and often requires multiple procedures. A 61-year-old man with a dissecting type-II TAAA treated first by placement of a thoracic endograft, and subsequently implantation of a fenestrated endograft. Six months postoperatively, a 10mm increase of the aorta was observed. A re-entry tear in left external iliac artery(EIA) was perfusing the false lumen in a retrograde fashion connecting with the endoleak caused by the inferior mesenteric artery and lumbar arteries...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903475/technical-aspects-of-open-repair-for-degenerative-aneurysmal-evolution-despite-early-thoracic-endovascular-repair-of-type-b-aortic-dissection
#4
Sonia Aguir, Salma El Batti, Paul Achouh, Pierre Julia, Alain Bel, Jean-Noël Fabiani, Jean-Marc Alsac
: Closure of the proximal tear by Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) at the acute phase appears to be an safe effective treatment to prevent aneurysmal degeneration type B dissection. However, it appears to be inefficient in up to a third of the patient. We report the technical aspects of our experience with patients undergoing secondary open repair after TEVAR for dissecting thoraco-abdominal aneurysm despite early closure proximal tear by TEVAR. METHODS: During a period of 5 years, 96 patients presenting acute Type B Aortic Dissections (TBAD) were treated by TEVAR and followed-up in our institution...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894713/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-marfan-syndrome
#5
Tracy Hagerty, Patrick Geraghty, Alan C Braverman
OBJECTIVE: Marfan syndrome (MFS) leads to aortic root aneurysm, while descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) occurs less commonly. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is rarely reported in MFS. Risk factors for AAA are poorly understood and there are no guidelines for AAA screening in MFS. We sought to characterize AAA among Marfan patients in our center. METHODS: The records of 12 adults with MFS and AAA disease were reviewed. Clinical features, imaging, operative reports, and outcomes were analyzed...
November 25, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890843/total-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-a-patient-with-marfan-syndrome
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Mau Amako, Rafaëlle Spear, Rachel E Clough, Adrien Hertault, Richard Azzaoui, Teresa Martin Gonzalez, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
OBJECTIVE: To describe a total endovascular aortic repair with branched and fenestrated endografts in a young patient with Marfan syndrome and a chronic aortic dissection. Open surgery is the gold standard to treat aortic dissections in patients with aortic disease and Marfan syndrome. METHODS: In 2000, a 38-year-old man with Marfan syndrome underwent open ascending aorta repair for an acute type A aortic dissection. One year later, a redo sternotomy was performed for aortic valve replacement...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879313/international-registry-of-patients-carrying-tgfbr1-or-tgfbr2-mutations-results-of-the-montalcino-aortic-consortium
#7
Guillaume Jondeau, Jacques Ropers, Ellen Regalado, Alan Braverman, Arturo Evangelista, Guisela Teixido, Julie De Backer, Laura Muiño-Mosquera, Sophie Naudion, Cecile Zordan, Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroto Morisaki, Yskert Von Kodolitsch, Sophie Dupuis-Girod, Shaine A Morris, Richmond Jeremy, Sylvie Odent, Lesley C Adès, Madhura Bakshi, Katherine Holman, Scott LeMaire, Olivier Milleron, Maud Langeois, Myrtille Spentchian, Melodie Aubart, Catherine Boileau, Reed Pyeritz, Dianna M Milewicz
BACKGROUND: -The natural history of aortic diseases in patients with TGFBR1 or TGFBR2 mutations reported by different investigators has varied greatly. In particular, the current recommendations for the timing of surgical repair of the aortic root aneurysms may be overly aggressive. METHODS AND RESULTS: -The Montalcino Aortic Consortium, which includes 15 centers worldwide that specialize in heritable thoracic aortic diseases, was used to gather data on 441 patients from 228 families, with 176 cases harboring a mutation in TGBR1 and 265 in TGFBR2 Patients harboring a TGFBR1 mutation have similar survival rates (80% survival at 60 years), aortic risk (23% aortic dissection, 18% preventive aortic surgery), and prevalence of extra-aortic features (29% hypertelorism, 53% cervical arterial tortuosity, 27% wide scars) when compared to patients harboring a TGFBR2 mutation...
November 21, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879251/altered-smooth-muscle-cell-force-generation-as-a-driver-of-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-dissections
#8
REVIEW
Dianna M Milewicz, Kathleen M Trybus, Dongchuan Guo, H Lee Sweeney, Ellen Regalado, Kristine Kamm, James T Stull
The importance of maintaining contractile function in aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is evident by the fact that heterozygous mutations in the major structural proteins or kinases controlling contraction lead to the formation of aneurysms of the ascending thoracic aorta that predispose to life-threatening aortic dissections. Force generation by SMC requires ATP-dependent cyclic interactions between filaments composed of SMC-specific isoforms of α-actin (encoded by ACTA2) and myosin heavy chain (MYH11). ACTA2 and MYH11 mutations shown to disrupt this cyclic interaction predispose to thoracic aortic disease...
November 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874962/analysis-of-risk-factors-of-type-a-aortic-dissection-taad-operation-of-frozen-elephant-trunk-and-total-arch-replacement
#9
W Shang, M Ma, Y-P Ge, N Liu, J-M Zhu, L-Z Sun
OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the incidence and risk factors of acute renal failure (ARF) after operation of frozen elephant trunk and total arch replacement for acute thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD) with mild hypothermic circulatory arrest (MHCA), and to analyze the long-term survival rate of the patients with ARF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From February 2009 to March 2015, patients with acute TAAD accepted operation of frozen elephant trunk and total arch replacement were enrolled...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873227/the-relationship-between-aortic-root-size-and-hypertension-an-unsolved-conundrum
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Giuseppe Mulè, Emilio Nardi, Massimiliano Morreale, Antonella Castiglia, Giulio Geraci, Dario Altieri, Valentina Cacciatore, Margherita Schillaci, Francesco Vaccaro, Santina Cottone
Thoracic aortic aneurysms rupture and dissection are among the most devastating vascular diseases, being characterized by elevated mortality, despite improvements in diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques.An increased aortic root diameter (ARD) represents the main risk factor for thoracic aortic dissection and rupture and for aortic valve regurgitation.Even though arterial hypertension is commonly regarded as a predisposing condition for the development of thoracic aorta aneurysms, the role of blood pressure (BP) as determinant of aortic root enlargement is still controversial...
November 22, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852591/ventricular-vascular-coupling-in-marfan-and-non-marfan-aortopathies
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Farina Loeper, Jantine Oosterhof, Mark van den Dorpel, Denise van der Linde, Yaxin Lu, Elizabeth Robertson, Brett Hambly, Richmond Jeremy
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome (MFS) and familial non-syndromal thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (ns-TAAD) are genetic aortopathies causing aortic dilatation with increased aortic stiffness. Left ventricular (LV) contractility and ventricular-vascular coupling index (VVI) were compared between MFS and ns-TAAD and determinants of VVI were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with MFS (M 57, F 47) and ns-TAAD (M 72, F 39) were studied by echocardiography and compared with controls (M 77, F 71)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836291/the-megaaortic-syndrome-progression-of-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-or-a-disease-of-distinct-origin
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Ulrike Baranyi, Christian Stern, Birgitta Winter, Adrian Türkcan, Bernhard Scharinger, Marie-Elisabeth Stelzmüller, Thomas Aschacher, Martin Andreas, Marek Ehrlich, Günther Laufer, David Bernhard, Barbara Messner
BACKGROUND: Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is an often asymptomatic disease with fatal outcome, such as dissection or rupture. The megaaortic syndrome (MAS) is an extensive dilatation of the whole aorta with low incidence but high lethal outcome with unknown pathophysiology so far. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared aortic tissue of patients with sporadic TAAs and MAS of the ascending aorta with non-aneurysmal control tissues. Specimens of MAS patients showed a significantly reduced thickness of the media but an increased thickness of the intima compared to control tissue and TAAs with moderate dilatation...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823595/status-of-branched-grafts-for-thoracic-aortic-arch-endovascular-repair
#13
REVIEW
W Anthony Lee
The aortic arch is one of the most anatomically complex segments of the thoracoabdominal aorta due the plurality of vital branch configurations, intrinsic and highly variable three-dimensional curvature, and involvement in a variety of thoracic aortic pathologies, such as aneurysmal degeneration, penetrating ulcer, and media wall dissection. Pathologies that extend the repair proximal to the left common carotid artery require more complex branch vessel management beyond a carotid-subclavian bypass. This article will review the current status of branched aortic arch endografts...
March 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815450/results-from-a-nationwide-registry-on-scalloped-thoracic-stent-grafts-for-short-landing-zones
#14
Emma van der Weijde, Olaf J Bakker, Ignace F J Tielliu, Clark J Zeebregts, Robin H Heijmen
PURPOSE: To report the perioperative results and short-term follow-up of patients treated with scalloped thoracic stent-grafts. METHODS: A multicenter registry in the Netherlands captured data on 30 patients (mean age 68 years; 17 men) with thoracic aortic pathology and a short (<20 mm) proximal or distal landing zone who received a custom-made scalloped stent-graft between January 2013 and February 2016. Patients were treated for saccular (n=13) aneurysms, fusiform (n=9) aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms (n=4), or chronic type B dissections (n=4)...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811460/high-risk-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-acute-dissecting-aortic-aneurysm
#15
M Tudoran, C Tudoran
In the last decades, an increased incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute dissection (AD) of aortic aneurysms has been registered mostly due to increased availability of advanced imaging techniques. They seldom occur concomitantly in the same patient. In this paper, we present the clinical challenges and controversies of diagnosis and therapy in a 70-year-old male patient with an atypical presentation of high-risk PE occurring concomitantly with a silent AD of a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
November 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772988/genetics-of-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection
#16
Elizabeth Robertson, Brett Hambly, Richmond Jeremy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766268/type-b-aortic-dissection-repair-using-a-thoraflex-hybrid-prosthesis-in-a-complex-aortic-arch-anatomy
#17
Moussa Abi Ghanem, Mario Gomez-Sanchez, Xavier Chaufour, Bertrand Marcheix
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is recognized as an attractive option to treat complicated Type B aortic dissection. Nevertheless, TEVAR is not always technically possible. We report the case of a 53-year-old male with complicated Type B aortic dissection, in the setting of a complex anomalous aortic arch anatomy with an aneurysmal aberrant right subclavian artery. He was successfully treated by the frozen elephant trunk technique using the Thoraflex hybrid graft.
February 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753846/ed-02-3-clinical-implications-of-central-hemodynamics-on-aortic-and-end-organ-diseases
#18
Junichiro Hashimoto
The central aorta constitutes the main trunk of the systemic arterial tree. It dilates passively with cardiac ejection during systole and then constricts with its recoil function during diastole, thereby regulating blood pressure and blood flow. The central pulsatile hemodynamics affects local hemodynamics within as well as downstream of the aorta (e.g., end organs).The aorta progressively stiffens and dilates with advancing age, and such age-dependent change is accelerated by hypertension. According to the law of Laplace, wall stress depends on the diameter and pressure of the blood vessel...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747073/genetically-triggered-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-cardiovascular-conditions-gentac-registry-predicting-predictors-for-aortic-dissection-a-new-thought-around-the-corner
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COMMENT
Giacomo Murana, Antonio Pantaleo, Alessandro Parolari, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Davide Pacini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747035/thick-lung-wedge-resection-for-acute-life-threatening-massive-hemoptysis-due-to-aortobronchial-fistula
#20
Mitsuaki Sakai, Yuichiro Ozawa, Tomomi Nakajima, Akihiko Ikeda, Taisuke Konishi, Kanji Matsuzaki
Massive hemoptysis from an aortobronchial fistula due to thoracic aortic dissection is an extremely rare symptom, but is a potentially life-threatening condition. We report a case of acute massive hemoptysis due to aortobronchial fistula that was successfully controlled by a simple and rapid thick wedge resection of the lung with hematoma by using the black cartilage stapler. A 65-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with acute massive hemoptysis. After tracheal intubation, chest computed tomography revealed hematoma in the left lung and ruptured aortic dissection from the distal arch to the descending aorta...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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