Tag: aorta

Type B aortic dissection

H Safi (Houston, USA) considers the evolving strategies in the management of type B aortic dissection.

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Aortic arch & thoracoabdominal options

H Safi (Houston, USA) discusses some of the open and endovascular options available in complex aortic surgery.

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Aortic arch surgery cerebral monitoring

A Chawla (London, UK) gives an overview of cerebral monitoring options in aortic arch surgery.

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Minimising brain injury in aortic arch surgery

DK Harrington (Liverpool, UK) reviews the evidence for different techniques of brain protection in aortic arch surgery.

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Arterial cannulation in aortic arch surgery

M Sabetai (London, UK) considers the different cannulation options in aortic arch surgery.

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Type B dissection risk assessment & planning

R Clough (London, UK) reviews the evidence for management strategies in type B aortic dissection and describes her ongoing research in this area.

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Aortic connective tissue disorders

T David (Toronto, Canada) outlines the connective tissue disorders which affect the ascending aorta.

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Bicuspid aortic valve syndrome

M Redmond (Dublin, Ireland) discusses the bicuspid aortic valve syndrome, including underlying pathogenesis and indications for intervention.

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Valve preserving root replacement

H Schäfers (Homburg/Saar, Germany) discusses the complexities in assessment of aortic valve structure. He compares the results of remodelling and reimplantation techniques in his institution, concluding that both are valid approaches to valve preservation.

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Valve sparing root replacement – technical aspects

T David (Toronto, Canada) explains the anatomy of the aortic root. He gives video demonstrations of aortic root reimplantation and remodelling and also considers the challenge of the bicuspid aortic valve.

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Hannover experience with the Frozen Elephant Trunk

Professor Malakh Shrestha from the Division of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany describes his unit’s experience in using the Frozen Elephant Trunk technique for complex aortic arch surgery. He considers the indications, methods to reduce the

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Hybrid Repairs of Arch Aneurysms

J Bavaria of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA considers the current and evolving role of hybrid aortic arch procedures. He explains landing zones and the different procedures available, before looking at the data which influences procedure

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Aortic arch replacement: the Birmingham approach

J Mascaro (Birmingham, UK) reviews the different open and hybrid options to aortic arch repair. He then describes his unit’s approach and results, considering in detail how risk stratification determines the patient’s pathway.

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Aortic dissection transoesophageal echocardiography

M Bewsher (Manchester, UK) describes the echocardiographic findings in acute aortic dissection.

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Thoracic aortic aneurysm review

R Di Bartolomeo (Bologna, Italy) reviews the approach to complex aortic disease, describing in detail his use of the frozen elephant trunk procedure using the E-vita graft. J Mascaro (Birmingham, UK) presents his results and demonstrates use of the Thoraflex

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Endovascular therapy in acute aortic syndrome

J Brennan (Liverpool, UK) discusses the use of endovascular stenting in the treatment of acute aortic syndromes.

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Reintervention following acute type A dissection repair

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Circulatory support for aortic surgery

J Elefteriades (New Haven, USA) gives ten clearly illustrated technical tips for use in aortic surgery.

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Mini Bentall procedure

T Yan (Sydney, Australia), with the aid of video clips, describes the mini-Bentall procedure through a partial upper sternotomy.

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Bicuspid aortic valve review

T Sundt (Boston, USA) discusses the timing of aortic intervention. G El Khoury (Brussels, Belgium) describes repair of a bicuspid regurgitant aortic valve, talking through a video of the David V technique. C Liopsis (London, UK) gives an update on

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Decision making in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

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Frozen elephant trunk

A Oo (Liverpool (UK) explains the frozen elephant trunk procedure and the grafts available.

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Type A dissection cannulation strategies

M Sabetai (London, UK) describes the different approaches to cannulation in type A aortic dissection.

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Aortic arch replacement options

J Elefteriades (New Haven, USA) discusses the surgical techniques available for aortic arch replacement.

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Type A dissection evolving strategies

J Elefteriades (New Haven, USA) describes current surgical techniques in the management of type A aortic dissection.

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Aortic arch repair hybrid approaches

P Taylor (London, UK) discusses hybrid approaches to aortic arch disease and the consequences of extra-anatomic bypasses.

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Timing aortic valve & ascending aortic intervention

A Vahanian (Paris, France) discusses the indications for intervention in aortic regurgitation and ascending aortic dilatation, based on the 2012 ESC/EACTS valve guidelines.

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