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.

Learning Objectives
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.