Initial experience with intentional stent-graft coverage of the subclavian artery during endovascular thoracic aortic repairs.

@article{Goerich2002InitialEW,
  title={Initial experience with intentional stent-graft coverage of the subclavian artery during endovascular thoracic aortic repairs.},
  author={Johannes Goerich and Yahia Asquan and Harald Seifarth and Stefan C Kraemer and Xaver Kapfer and K. Orend and Ludger Sunder-Plassmann and Reinhard S Pamler},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 Suppl 2},
  pages={II39-43}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the extent to which clinical status is affected by covering the left subclavian artery (LSA) with stent-grafts in the thoracic aorta. METHODS Stent-graft reconstruction of the thoracic aorta was performed in 23 patients (20 men; mean age 50.8 years, range 17-77) for management of rupture (n = 11), type B dissection (n = 9), or aneurysm (n = 3). All patients had bilaterally equal systolic and diastolic blood pressures (141.3+/-19.8 and 78.9+/-11.0 mmHg, respectively… CONTINUE READING