Five-year results of endovascular treatment with the Gore TAG device compared with open repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.

@article{Makaroun2008FiveyearRO,
  title={Five-year results of endovascular treatment with the Gore TAG device compared with open repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Michel S. Makaroun and Ellen D Dillavou and Grayson H. Wheatley and Richard Paul Cambria},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={912-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Report the results of a phase II multicenter, prospective trial comparing endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aneurysm (TEVAR) with the TAG device to surgical controls after 5 years of follow-up. METHODS The Gore TAG trial compared the TAG endograft patients (n = 140) with standard open surgical controls (n = 94) with enrollment from September of 1999 to May of 2001. An additional 51 patients were enrolled in 2003 after revision of the endograft. Follow-up consisted of… CONTINUE READING

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