Strategies for accurate endograft placement in the proximal thoracic aorta

George Nicolaou, Thomas L. Forbes

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Abstract

Accurate positioning of thoracic endografts in the aortic arch and the proximal descending thoracic aorta can be difficult because of the tortuous arch anatomy and the hemodynamic forces therein. Adjunctive measures are necessary and include pharmacological interventions as well as rapid ventricular pacing and right-atrial-inflow occlusion. Endograft design advances have also been instrumental in increasing the applicability of this technology to the arch. These adjunctive measures are subsequently described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic arch
  • Endovascular
  • Stent graft
  • Thoracic

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