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: W.L. Gore and Associates; O. A. Preventza− Consultant/Advisory Board: Medtronic, Inc, W.L Gore and Associates; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria: COOK Medical
This course will review basic catheter and wire skills for TEVAR. The participants will have hands-on experience with thoracic stent grafts, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), along with using the Amplatz plug from brachial or femoral approach. Furthermore, surgical techniques for zone 0-2 aortic arch debranching procedures will be discussed in more detail.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the most common catheters and wires for TEVAR
- Be familiar with 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.