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The "first generation" of endovascular stent-grafts for patients with aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta.

Authors
  • Dake, M D
  • Miller, D C
  • Mitchell, R S
  • Semba, C P
  • Moore, K A
  • Sakai, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1998
Volume
116
Issue
5
Identifiers
PMID: 9806376
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This 5-year clinical trial involving use of a "first generation" device indicates that endovascular stent-grafting of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms is feasible with acceptable medium-term results. More refined, commercially developed devices available today offer less traumatic and more precise stent-graft deployment; these major technical advantages, coupled with important lessons we have learned over time and better patient selection, should be associated with more salutary clinical results in the future.

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