Incidence and outcomes after infolding or collapse of thoracic stent grafts.

@article{Kasirajan2012IncidenceAO,
  title={Incidence and outcomes after infolding or collapse of thoracic stent grafts.},
  author={Karthikeshwar Kasirajan and Michael D. Dake and Alan B. Lumsden and Joseph E. Bavaria and Michel S. Makaroun},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={652-8; discussion 658}
}
OBJECTIVE Device-related complications in the thoracic aorta are partly due to the unavoidable proximal angulation and increased flow-related forces. The present study evaluated the incidence, predictors, and outcome of the complication of infolding with the GORE TAG thoracic endoprosthesis (TAG device) to better understand the factors that might help predict these events. METHODS We reviewed all complaints reported to W. L. Gore and Associates (Flagstaff, Ariz) related to device infolding… CONTINUE READING

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