Welcome to another edition of “This Week In Aortic Surgery”.

We offer a curated list of top research articles each week from leading medical journals.

The field of Aortic Surgery is rapidly evolving. We live in an Information Age and our access to new medical and surgical research is at an all-time high.

There are many ways that our knowledge is expanding in Aortic Surgery. Everything is being studied - from new surgical techniques to retrospective clinical studies with important outcome data to new clinical guidelines.

The revolution in medical devices and advanced surgical techniques in Aortic Surgery are catalyzing our interest. Both patients and physicians have access to more data which helps with making complex, evidence-based decisions which are personalized for each patient’s unique combination of aortic anatomy and medical problems. 

Therefore, it is vital that we consistently stay abreast of new research articles so that we can understand trends in Aortic Surgery.

The topics for the selected research studies focuses on the surgical and interventional management of complex aortic disease: aortic valve disease, aortic root aneurysms, aortic dissections and aortic aneurysms of the ascending aorta, aortic arch, thoracoabdominal aorta and the abdominal aorta.

Differential impact of intimal tear location on aortic dilation and reintervention in acute type I aortic dissection after total arch replacement
Equations Estimating the Predissected Diameter of the Ascending Aorta for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Selection of Stents by Calculation of Arterial Cross-sectional Area in Modified Sandwich Technique for Complex Aortoiliac Arterial Lesions
Technical aspects and 30-day outcomes of the prospective early feasibility study of the GORE EXCLUDER Thoracoabdominal Branched Endoprosthesis (TAMBE) to treat pararenal and extent IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms


Feel free to pass along any suggestions or recommendations for a recently published research study in aortic surgery or aortic disease management that you think would be good for us to include. You can send me a note with information about the study and I will gladly consider including it in my weekly roundup. (info at badaorta.com)