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.
Conservative management versus endovascular or open surgery in the spectrum of type B aortic dissection
State-of the-art review on the renal and visceral protection during open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Simple retrograde cerebral perfusion is as good as complex antegrade cerebral perfusion for hemiarch replacement
The best of both worlds—repair of acute Stanford type A aortic dissections in the hybrid operating room?
Con: “Debate: does every ascending aorta repair require at least an open distal anastomosis at the innominate? Or not?”
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?
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) versus open versus medical management of type B dissection
More are coming......