Descending thoracic aortic surgery: update on mortality, morbidity, risk assessment and management.

@article{Berg2012DescendingTA,
  title={Descending thoracic aortic surgery: update on mortality, morbidity, risk assessment and management.},
  author={Kent B Berg and Gregory M Janelle},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={393-8}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature on thoracic aortic surgery, as well as key management guidelines in the perioperative period. This is particularly timely, as endovascular techniques continue to evolve and become more available. RECENT FINDINGS Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic disease is expanding in… CONTINUE READING