Endovascular Repair of the Thoracic Aorta

  • Alexandra H. Fairchild
  • Robert A. Hieb


Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an attractive alternative to open aortic repair and has continued to grow since its first published use in 1991 (Volodos et al., Vasa Suppl 33:93–95, 1991). Initially approved for repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms, TEVAR indications have expanded to include traumatic aortic injury, complicated type B dissections, and penetrating aortic ulcer. Benefits of the endovascular approach over the traditional open surgical approach include avoidance of a thoracotomy or sternotomy and avoidance of aortic cross-clamping.


Aneurysm (descending) Type B dissection Blunt thoracic aortic injury Endovascular stents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra H. Fairchild
    • 1
  • Robert A. Hieb
    • 2
  1. 1.Vascular and Interventional RadiologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Interventional RadiologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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