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Now an alternate to heart surgery for patients with Aneurysms

At 63rd annual meeting for Society of Vascular Surgery a viable alternate was sought to open heart surgery, which was utilization of fenestrated endografts for treating juxta-renal and para-renal aneurysms after previous aortic reconstruction, which has a patency rate of 95%. Endovascular surgery is usually not an option because of proximity to the visceral arteries. Adam Beck, MD told during the meeting that endografts, branched and fenestrated, provide a less invasive way of repair.

It was added that Dr. Beck and his team had found endograft repair for these types of aneurysms as highly successful with low re-intervention rate and likelihood of decreased complication rate of treatment for high risk patients when it came to open surgery. He and his team of researchers found that endograft repair for these types of aneurysms has a high success and low re-intervention rate and will likely decrease the complication rate of treatment in these patients who are considered high risk for open surgery. Patients were walking and eating in about one day and all but two were discharged from the hospital by four days. The mean number of fenestrations per patient was three. Patients were successfully revascularized with a combination of: fenestrations with bare metal; covered stents; directional graft branches; and proximal graft scallops.


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