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  • Unit 13.2b: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Part 2

    Michael D. Dake, M.D. — University of Virginia Health System

    Duration:1 hour

    Faculty Disclosure

    Disclosures not available

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the various pathologies that involve the thoracic aorta and how thoracic endografts may contribute to the management of thoracic aneurysm dissection and thoracic aortic injury.
    • Present the initial results of endovascular sten-graft management of thoracic aortic injury and the potential benefits that endovascular techniques may provide as an alternative to open surgery.
    • Review the pathology of aortic dissection and the results of traditional therapies of acute type B aortic dissection.