Risk Modeling to Optimize Patient Selection for Management of the Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.

@article{Tanaka2017RiskMT,
  title={Risk Modeling to Optimize Patient Selection for Management of the Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.},
  author={Akiko Tanaka and Harleen Kaur Sandhu and Wande B. Pratt and Rana O. Afifi and Charles Claude Miller and Kristofer M. Charlton‐Ouw and Maria E. Codreanu and Naveed U. Saqib and Ali Azizzadeh and Hazim J. Safi and Anthony L. Estrera},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={
          724-730
        }
}
BACKGROUND A single-institutional study comparing early and long-term outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and open surgical repair (OSR) was performed to determine the appropriate treatment option for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA). METHODS Between 2005 and 2014, 438 DTAA patients were treated (TEVAR, 88; OSR, 350). Acute dissection and traumatic injury were excluded. Perioperative and follow-up data were reviewed. Stratified analyses were conducted to identify… CONTINUE READING
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