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What's the newest surgical procedure for an aneurysm of the ascending aorta?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Covered Stent: The latest treatment modality for an ascending aortic aneurysm would be an endograft (covered stent). One of the challenges is maintaining flow to the great vessels of the aortic arch. Branched and fenestrated endografts are currently being developed and tested to accommodate the aortic arch and the ascending thoracic aorta.
Dr. Orlando Puente
42 years experience
Surgery: Still the gold standard for this problem although there are lots of people working on an endovascular solution and also minimally invasive surgery.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the latest surgical procedure for an aneurysm of your ascending aorta?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Vascular Surgery 26 years experience
Stent grafts: Special stent graft techniques are being researched to allow for preservation of the aortic arch branches and avoid a more invasive chest incision. Treatment of ascending aorta aneurysms involving the coronary arteries still will require bypass surgery, although may be combined with stent graft techniques.

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