Thoracic aortic disease: Endovascular stents

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Abstract

Aortic disease is a serious, often life-threatening condition. The keys to instituting appropriate therapy in diseases of the aorta include accurate and rapid diagnosis and anatomical assessment. Endovascular aortic repair is a new alternative to conventional surgical approaches. Because arterial rupture is a risk of this procedure, appropriate facilities for resuscitation must be present during the procedure. This paper reviews the important aspects of aortic anatomy, echocardiographic imaging of the thoracic aorta, aortic pathology, endovascular surgery, and the role of echocardiography in the evaluation of the surgical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-597
Number of pages9
JournalEchocardiography
Volume19
Issue number7 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Endovascular aortic stents

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