Thoracic aneurysm repair: Managing severe tortuosity with brachiofemoral traction

Christos Lioupis, Massimo Medda, Luigi Inglese

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Abstract

Challenging anatomy of the thoracic aorta is often encountered, and aortic tortuosity may be a major impediment to the propulsion of the stent-graft. Traction on both ends of a guidewire, with one end exiting the right upper extremity and the other end exiting the lower extremity, is an excellent option to manage thoracic aorta tortuosity. Careful application of simple guidelines may lessen associated risks and improve safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1045
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Brachiofemoral traction
  • Thoracic aorta
  • Tortuosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Thoracic aneurysm repair : Managing severe tortuosity with brachiofemoral traction. / Lioupis, Christos; Medda, Massimo; Inglese, Luigi.

In: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Vol. 70, No. 7, 01.12.2007, p. 1041-1045.

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Lioupis, Christos ; Medda, Massimo ; Inglese, Luigi. / Thoracic aneurysm repair : Managing severe tortuosity with brachiofemoral traction. In: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2007 ; Vol. 70, No. 7. pp. 1041-1045.
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