Critical analysis of results after chimney endovascular aortic aneurysm repair raises cause for concern.

@article{Scali2014CriticalAO,
  title={Critical analysis of results after chimney endovascular aortic aneurysm repair raises cause for concern.},
  author={Salvatore T. Scali and Robert Joseph Feezor and Catherine K. Chang and Alyson Lee Waterman and Scott A. Berceli and Thomas Stuart Huber and Adam Wayne Beck},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={865-73; discussion 873-5}
}
OBJECTIVE "Chimney" techniques used to extend landing zones for endovascular aortic repair (chEVAR) have been increasingly reported; however, concerns about durability and patency remain. The purpose of this analysis was to examine midterm outcomes of chEVAR. METHODS All patients at the University of Florida treated with chEVAR were reviewed. Major adverse events (MAEs) were recorded and defined as any chimney stent thrombosis, type Ia endoleak in follow-up, reintervention, 30-day/in-hospital… CONTINUE READING