Imaging Techniques for Diagnosis of Thoracic Aortic Atherosclerosis.

  title={Imaging Techniques for Diagnosis of Thoracic Aortic Atherosclerosis.},
  author={Wouter W Jansen Klomp and George J. Brandon Bravo Bruinsma and Arnoud W J van 't Hof and Jan G. Grandjean and Arno P. Nierich},
  journal={International journal of vascular medicine},
The most severe complications after cardiac surgery are neurological complications including stroke which is often caused by emboli merging from atherosclerosis in the ascending aorta to the brain. Information about the thoracic aorta is crucial in reducing the embolization risk for both surgical open and closed chest procedures such as transaortic heart valve implantation. Several techniques are available to screen the ascending aorta, for example, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE… CONTINUE READING
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