Stent-graft versus open-surgical repair of the thoracic aorta: mid-term results.

  title={Stent-graft versus open-surgical repair of the thoracic aorta: mid-term results.},
  author={David Healy Stone and David C. Brewster and Christopher J Kwolek and Glenn M. Lamuraglia and Mark Frederick Conrad and Thomas K Chung and Richard Paul Cambria},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={44 6},
OBJECTIVE Pivotal and comparative trial data are emerging for stent graft (SG) vs open repair of the thoracic aorta. We reviewed procedure-related perioperative morbidity, mortality, and mid-term outcomes in a contemporary series of patients treated with SG of the thoracic aorta. The data were compared with those of a patient cohort concurrently treated with open surgical repair confined to the descending aorta. METHODS A review of patients undergoing SG procedures and open surgery of the… CONTINUE READING


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