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Dissection of the Abdominal Aorta. Current Evidence and Implications for Treatment Strategies: A Review and Meta-Analysis of 92 Patients
Purpose: To report meta-analyses of published clinical experiences with abdominal aortic dissection (AAD), a rare event that is accountable for up to 4% of all aortic dissections. Methods: AllExpand
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Aneurysm rupture after EVAR: can the ultimate failure be predicted?
OBJECTIVES To provide insight into the causes and timing of AAA rupture after EVAR. DESIGN Original data regarding AAA ruptures following EVAR were collected from MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. DataExpand
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Acute management of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulas using thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
BACKGROUND Aortobronchial fistula (ABF) and aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) are rare but lethal if untreated; open thoracic surgery is associated with high operative mortality and morbidity. In thisExpand
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Open repair, endovascular repair, and conservative management of true splenic artery aneurysms.
OBJECTIVE True splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are a rare but potentially fatal pathology. For many years, open repair (OPEN) and conservative management (CONS) were the treatments of choice, butExpand
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Meta-analysis of open versus endovascular repair for ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysm.
INTRODUCTION Ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (rDTAA) is associated with high mortality rates. Data supporting endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair (TEVAR) to reduce mortalityExpand
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3D nongadolinium‐enhanced ECG‐gated MRA of the distal lower extremities: Preliminary clinical experience
To report our initial experience implementing a noncontrast‐enhanced electrocardiograph (ECG) gated fast spin echo magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) technique for assessment of the calf arteries.
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Anatomic factors associated with acute endograft collapse after Gore TAG treatment of thoracic aortic dissection or traumatic rupture.
OBJECTIVE The potentially devastating complication of total or near total thoracic endoprosthesis collapse has been described with the TAG device (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz). This rareExpand
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Growth predictors and prognosis of small abdominal aortic aneurysms.
OBJECTIVE Evidence regarding the influence of cardiovascular risk factors, comorbidities, and patient characteristics on the growth of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is limited. We assessed,Expand
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Trends and outcomes of endovascular and open treatment for traumatic thoracic aortic injury.
OBJECTIVES Traumatic thoracic aortic injury (TTAI) is associated with high mortality rates. Data supporting thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to reduce mortality and morbidity for TTAI isExpand
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Matrix metalloproteinases in peripheral vascular disease.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are extracellular matrix-modifying enzymes that are important in many physiologic and pathologic vascular processes. Dysregulation of MMP activity has been associatedExpand
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