Analysis of stroke after TEVAR involving the aortic arch.

@article{Melissano2012AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of stroke after TEVAR involving the aortic arch.},
  author={Germano Melissano and Yamume Tshomba and Luca Bertoglio and Enrico Rinaldi and Roberto Chiesa},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={269-75}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyse the incidence of stroke after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortic arch disease. METHODS In the last decade, 393 patients received TEVAR at our Institution; in 143 cases the aortic arch was involved (32 zones '0', 35 zones '1' and 76 zone '2'). The left subclavian artery (LSA) was revascularised selectively in 75 cases; the proximal LSA was ligated or occluded with a plug in 55 cases before endograft (EG) deployment. RESULTS Initial clinical success… CONTINUE READING

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