Advancement in the Surgical Treatment of Aortic Dissection

Posted On 2020-09-09 15:11:24

This series on “Advancement in the Surgical Treatment of Aortic Dissection” is co-edited by Dr. Ibrahim Sultan, from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and Dr. George J. Arnaoutakis from University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Aortic dissection, a tear in the intima of the aorta in which new blood flow into a false lumen is established, was first described as such by German anatomist Daniel Sennert in the 16th century. Since the death of George II, King of England in 1760 and the autopsy performed by Frank Nicholls we have known of the grave dangers of acute aortic dissection. Centuries of hard work and innovation within the global medical community has helped to increase understanding of the predisposing factors, etiology, management and treatment of dissection, yet it continues to be a vexing problem with high morbidity and mortality. In this focused series of Journal of Visualized Surgery, experts from prominent aortic centers from around the United States will outline the surgical management of thoracic aortic dissection from the aortic root to the distal thoracic aorta. This series will provide several examples of therapeutic strategies for different sections of the thoracic aorta, all of which will address the basic principles of management stated previously.

Advancements in the management of thoracic aortic dissection
Derek Serna-Gallegos, George J. Arnaoutakis, Ibrahim Sultan

Review Article
Valve sparing root replacement with the reimplantation technique in patients presenting with acute type A aortic dissections
Joshua C. Grimm, John J. Kelly, Wilson Y. Szeto

Florida Sleeve for type A dissection
Kirsten A. Freeman, Thomas M. Beaver, Eric I. Jeng, Tomas D. Martin, George J. Arnaoutakis

Cerebral protection in type A aortic dissection
Christian V. Ghincea, Muhammad Aftab, Yuki Ikeno, Andrew L. Mesher, T. Brett Reece

Hemiarch replacement with aortic root preservation for acute type A aortic dissection
Andreas Habertheuer, Thomas G. Gleason, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Arman Kilic, Valentino Bianco, Eric Hyzny, Zachary Kassir, Forozan Navid, Ibrahim Sultan

Total arch replacement in the treatment of acute type A aortic dissection
Rizwan Q. Attia, Duke E. Cameron, Thoralf M. Sundt III, Arminder S. Jassar

Frozen elephant trunk and hemiarch for type A aortic dissection
Saket Singh, Sameh Yousef, Roland Assi, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula

Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type A aortic dissection: a promising option for inoperable patients
Gregory P. Boyajian, Anahita Ghazi, Irina Kolesnik, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Bradley Taylor

Role of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in the management of acute type B aortic dissection
Xiaoying Lou, Bradley G. Leshnower

Adjunct procedures for malperfusion syndrome in complicated acute type B aortic dissection
Othman M. Abdul-Malak, Nathan L. Liang, Michel S. Makaroun, Efthymios D. Avgerinos

Recent developments in thoracic endovascular aortic repair for chronic type B dissection
Shinichi Fukuhara, Lise Tchouta, Yujiro Yokoyama, Rudra Pampati, Minhaj S. Khaja

Open repair of chronic type B aortic dissection
Joel S. Corvera, Philip J. Hess Jr, John W. Fehrenbacher

The series “Advancement in the Surgical Treatment of Aortic Dissection” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Visualized Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Ibrahim Sultan and George J. Arnaoutakis served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.