Innovations in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Posted On 2018-03-30 16:46:08

This issue, guest edited by Dr. Mohamad Bashir and Dr. Joseph E. Bavaria, aims to highlight clinical controversies and uncertainties regarding thoracic aortic aneurysm, its surgical treatment and innovations.

Original Article on Cardiac Surgery 
Conservative management versus endovascular or open surgery in the spectrum of type B aortic dissection
Xun Yuan, Andreas Mitsis, Mohammed Ghonem, Ilias Iakovakis, Christoph A. Nienaber

Review Article on Cardiac Surgery  
How can genetic diagnosis inform the decision of when to operate?
Maral Ouzounian, Scott A. LeMaire

Review Article on Cardiac Surgery 
Aortic valve insufficiency in aortic root aneurysms: consider every valve for repair
Talal Al-Atassi, Munir Boodhwani

Review Article on Cardiac Surgery
State-of the-art review on the renal and visceral protection during open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Karl Waked, Marc Schepens

Review Article on Cardiac Surgery 
Hybrid thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: is the future here?
Vicente Orozco-Sevilla, Scott A. Weldon, Joseph S. Coselli

Perspective on Thoracic Surgery
Chronic type B “residual” after type A: what I would do?
Martin Czerny, Maximilian Kreibich, Julia Morlock, Stoyan Kondov, Johannes Scheumann, Holger Schröfel, Fabian A. Kari, Tim Berger, Matthias Siepe, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Bartosz Rylski

Perspective on Cardiac Surgery 
Simple retrograde cerebral perfusion is as good as complex antegrade cerebral perfusion for hemiarch replacement
Akiko Tanaka, Anthony L. Estrera

Viewpoint on Cardiac Surgery
The best of both worlds—repair of acute Stanford type A aortic dissections in the hybrid operating room?
Brent Keeling, Edward Chen

Viewpoint on Cardiac Surgery
Con: “Debate: does every ascending aorta repair require at least an open distal anastomosis at the innominate? Or not?”
Kenji Minatoya

Viewpoint on Cardiac Surgery
Con—debate: short circulatory arrest times in arch reconstructive surgery: is simple retrograde cerebral perfusion or hypothermic circulatory arrest as good or better than complex antegrade cerebral perfusion for open distal involvement or hemi-arch?
Luca Di Marco, Giacomo Murana, Alessandro Leone, Davide Pacini

Viewpoint on Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) versus open versus medical management of type B dissection
Erin Iannacone, Leonard Girardi

More are coming......