Intraoperative neuroprotective interventions prevent spinal cord ischemia and injury in thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

@article{Acher2016IntraoperativeNI,
  title={Intraoperative neuroprotective interventions prevent spinal cord ischemia and injury in thoracic endovascular aortic repair.},
  author={Charles Wynn Acher and Erich Marks and Martha M Wynn},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={1458-65}
}
OBJECTIVE Transient and permanent paraparesis and paraplegia (spinal cord injury [SCI]) are reported in up to 13% of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, and thoracic aortic dissection. We hypothesize that aggressive intraoperative and postoperative neuroprotective interventions prevent or significantly reduce all SCI in TEVAR. METHODS Using a prospectively maintained, Institutional Review… CONTINUE READING
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