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Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection in Marfan Syndrome: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Unit, AO Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Piazzale Cinelli 1, 61121 Pesaro, Italy
Cardiac Surgery Unit, G. Mazzini Hospital, Piazza Italia 1, 64100 Teramo, Italy
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Academic Editor: Maurizio Battino
Diseases 2015, 3(3), 159-166;
Received: 8 February 2015 / Revised: 26 May 2015 / Accepted: 10 July 2015 / Published: 27 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marfan Syndrome: Recognition, Diagnosis and Managements)
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Over the last decades, improvement of medical and surgical therapy has increased life expectancy in Marfan patients. Consequently, the number of such patients requiring secondary interventions on the descending thoracic aorta due to new or residual dissections, and distal aneurysm formation has substantially enlarged. Surgical and endovascular procedures represent two valuable options of treatment, both associated with advantages and drawbacks. The aim of the present manuscript was to review endovascular outcomes in Marfan syndrome and to assess the potential role of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) in this subset of patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: Marfan Syndrome; aortic dissection; TEVAR Marfan Syndrome; aortic dissection; TEVAR
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Parisi, R.; Secco, G.G.; Di Eusanio, M.; Fattori, R. Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection in Marfan Syndrome: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Diseases 2015, 3, 159-166.

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