1 hr. 7 min.


Recent approvals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have made available two new technologies for treating aortic disease. The GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE) is single-branch aortic stent graft that provides an off-the-shelf solution for patients that need zone II aortic coverage and obviates the need for prior left subclavian revascularization. The Thoraflex Hybrid Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) device is a pre-mated surgical graft and an aortic stent graft to facilitate single-stage treatment of arch and proximal descending aortic pathologies. In this 1-hour STS webinar, a panel of surgeons share an overview of both devices and consider case presentations for each, including patient selection and technical considerations.

This webinar is supported by W.L. Gore & Associates and Terumo Aortic.


G. Chad Hughes IV, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Arminder S. Jassar, MBBS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA


Nimesh Desai, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Ourania A. Preventza, MD, MBA
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX
Malakh Shrestha, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Amelia Claire Watkins, MD
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA