1. Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
Open aortic repair has remains a gold standard for aortic aneurysmal diseases. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) was introduced for the treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA) in 2005. Joseph Coselli et al published a important document after studying more than 11,000 patients who underwent TEVAR during 2006-2007 in the US. Their observation were; " The nationwide data on TEVAR for DTAA associate this procedure with better short-term outcomes than open aortic repair (OAR), even though TEVAR is selectively performed in patients who are almost a decade older than OAR patients. TEVAR is associated with a shorter hospital LOS and 1 fewer complication for every 3 patients, but significantly higher. hospital charges. At the time (2010) of publishing their results of the audit Coselli et al concluded, that future studies should assess the long-term success of TEVAR vs the gold standard OAR. Click to read further.