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

What advice would you give to physicians treating dissections?
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When to Treat with TEVAR

Can you talk with your urgent patients about the rationale around waiting?
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Treating Type B Aortic Dissection

When would you treat a Type B aortic dissection endovascularly?
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Treating Acute Uncomplicated Dissection

How would you treat an acute uncomplicated dissection?
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Treating Chronic Dissection

What is your approach to patients with chronic dissection?
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Clinical Evidence for TEVAR in Type B Aortic Dissections

What is the most compelling clinical evidence in favor of TEVAR in Type B aortic dissection?
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Surveillance Protocol

What is your typical surveillance protocol?
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Concerns with Treating Retrograde Type A Dissection

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

Graft Oversizing

How do you oversize your graft to treat dissection patients?
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Length of Coverage

What length of coverage do you recommend for acute and chronic dissection?
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Preoperative Spinal Drainage

Do you recommend preoperative spinal drainage?
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Working with Referral Physicians

Outreach to Referring Physicians

To which specialty should dissection referral outreach be targeted?
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Dissection Awareness for Referring Physicians

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