Ann Vasc Surg 2022 May 17. Epub 2022 May 17.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA; Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, CHI St Luke's Health-Baylor St Luke's Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA; Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Electronic address:
Endovascular aortic repair is widely used to treat patients with degenerative aneurysms or aortic dissection within the distal aorta. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is generally associated with fewer short-term complications than open surgical repair, which is particularly important for older patients with significant comorbid conditions. However, for patients with Marfan syndrome, a heritable thoracic aortic disease associated with aortic dilatation, dissection, and rupture, the utility of endovascular aortic repair remains questionable. Read More