Standard of practice for the endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms and type B dissections

Fabrizio Fanelli, Michael D. Dake

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Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) represents a minimally invasive technique alternative to conventional open surgical reconstruction for the treatment of thoracic aortic pathologies. Rapid advances in endovascular technology and procedural breakthroughs have contributed to a dramatic transformation of the entire field of thoracic aortic surgery. TEVAR procedures can be challenging and, at times, extraordinarily difficult. They require seasoned endovascular experience and refined skills. Of all endovascular procedures, meticulous assessment of anatomy and preoperative procedure planning are absolutely paramount to produce optimal outcomes. These guidelines are intended for use in quality-improvement programs that assess the standard of care expected from all physicians who perform TEVAR procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-860
Number of pages12
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic dissection
  • Standard of practice
  • Thoracic aorta
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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