Trends and outcomes of endovascular and open treatment for traumatic thoracic aortic injury.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Traumatic thoracic aortic injury (TTAI) is associated with high mortality rates. Data supporting thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to reduce mortality and morbidity for TTAI is limited to small series and meta-analyses. In this study, we evaluated the trends and outcomes of open surgery and TEVAR for TTAI in New York State. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2009.10.046

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