Special Issue "Treatment of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Diseases and Aneurysm"
A special issue of Hearts (ISSN 2673-3846).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Head of the Clinic for vascular and endovascular surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: aneurysm; AAA; Thoraco-abdominal aorta
This Special Issue will be dedicated to the management of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms as one of the most challenging pathologies in cardiovascular medicine, treatable only by intervention since there is not yet any available medication that prevents rupture of aortic aneurysms. Extending from the thoracic to the abdominal aorta, such a disease requires complex protection of most systems and organs of the human body during intervention, also demanding long-term patency of visceral, renal, intercostal, and iliac arteries.
In addition to the improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as anesthesia and critical care, perioperative mortality and morbidity after the treatment of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms are still significant. An additional challenge is the treatment of old, fragile, and high-risk patients. Consequently, the current treatment modality includes three options: standard open repair, total endovascular repair, and hybrid repair. The main aim of this issue is to define advantages and disadvantages, indications, and strategy of all therapeutic options.
Prof. Dr. Lazar B. Davidovic
Prof. Dr. Igor B Končar
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- thoracoabdominal aneurysm
- open repair
- total endovascular repair
- hybrid repair