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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) Repair

Clinical Outcomes

Thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR) offers an alternative to open surgery.

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Approaches to Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Procedures for thoracic aortic aneurysm repair include thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) and open surgery. For some patients, TEVAR offers a less invasive alternative to major open surgery. The following articles offer information on both approaches.

Endovascular Approach

Endovascular Repair of the Thoracic Aorta
Adams, Joshua D., Garcia, Lleowell M., Kern, John A

Surgical versus endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic rupture
Amabile P, Collart F, Gariboldi V, Rollet G, Bartoli JM, Piquet P

Expert Consensus Document on the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Disease Using Endovascular Stent-Grafts
Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD, and D. Craig Miller, MD

Starting a program for endovascular thoracic procedures: Challenges and solutions
Mark K. Eskandari, MD

Open Surgical Approach

Current results of open surgical repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms
James H. Black, III, MD, and Richard P. Cambria, MD

Natural History of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms: Indications for Surgery, and Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Risks
John A. Elefteriades, MD