Improvement in conformability of the latest generation of thoracic stent grafts.

@article{Canaud2013ImprovementIC,
  title={Improvement in conformability of the latest generation of thoracic stent grafts.},
  author={Ludovic Canaud and Philipe Cathala and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Joyeux and Pascal Branchereau and Charles Marty-an{\'e} and Pierre Alric},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={1084-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Poor aortic arch apposition increases the risk of technical failure after thoracic endovascular repair. The aim of this study was to assess the conformability of the latest generation of thoracic stent grafts in relation to the degree of device oversizing and aortic arch angulation. METHODS A benchtop pulsatile flow model was designed to test stent graft anchorage in a 2-cm-long proximal landing zone at varying landing zone angles (from 140° down to 70°) and stent graft oversizing… CONTINUE READING