Course 2: TEVAR and Aortic Arch Debranching Procedures

Course Directors: Ali Khoynezhad, Los Angeles, CA, and Ourania A. Preventza, Houston, TX 

COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS   A. Khoynezhad− Research Grant, Medtronic, Inc, Vascutek Ltd. a Terumo Company; O. A. Preventza− Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Inc; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, W.L .Gore & Associates, Inc, COOK Medical

This course will review basic catheter and wire skills for TEVAR. Participants will have hands-on experience with thoracic stent grafts and intravascular ultrasound, as well as using vascular plugs from the brachial or femoral approach. Furthermore, surgical techniques for zone 0-2 aortic arch debranching procedures will be discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the most common catheters and wires for TEVAR
  • Describe the deployment of commercially available stent grafts
  • Explain the use of intravascular ultrasound and the use of the Amplatz plug for subclavian artery occlusion
  • Describe the surgical techniques used in aortic arch debranching

Please watch the video below containing background information and lecture materials associated with this course.

Please note: No CME credit is associated with the viewing of web-based content. This presentation was created for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons STS University courses, and STS retains sole rights to these materials.