AORTIC DISSECTION TREATMENT Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captivia Delivery System

In this educational video series, leading specialists discuss their clinical experiences treating aortic dissection.

We wish to thank the following surgeons for sharing their answers to questions about dissection treatment:

  • Dr. Joseph Bavaria
  • Dr. Robert S. Crawford
  • Dr. Jean M. Panneton
  • Dr. Bradley S. Taylor
  • Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch
  • Dr. Rodney A. White

Treating Dissection

Advice for Treating Dissections - (06:58)

What advice would you give to physicians treating dissections?
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When to Treat with TEVAR - (03:00)

Can you talk with your urgent patients about the rationale around waiting?
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Treating Type B Aortic Dissection - (05:59)

When would you treat a Type B aortic dissection endovascularly?
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Treating Acute Uncomplicated Dissection - (01:46)

How would you treat an acute uncomplicated dissection?
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Treating Chronic Dissection - (04:46)

What is your approach to patients with chronic dissection?
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Clinical Evidence for TEVAR in Type B Aortic Dissections - (05:17)

What is the most compelling clinical evidence in favor of TEVAR in Type B aortic dissection?
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Surveillance Protocol - (02:14)

What is your typical surveillance protocol?
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Concerns with Treating Retrograde Type A Dissection - (03:09)

What are your concerns with retrograde Type A dissection?
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Dissection Case Planning

Graft Oversizing - (02:07)

How do you oversize your graft to treat dissection patients?
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Length of Coverage - (04:11)

What length of coverage do you recommend for acute and chronic dissection?
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Preoperative Spinal Drainage - (03:26)

Do you recommend preoperative spinal drainage?
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Working with Referral Physicians

Outreach to Referring Physicians - (02:55)

To which specialty should dissection referral outreach be targeted?
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Dissection Awareness for Referring Physicians - (03:50)

What are some important factors to help increase dissection awareness with our referring physicians?
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