Aortic Disease Surgical Treatments

Surgical treatments replace the diseased area of the aorta with a synthetic tube graft and requires the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine.

In addition to standard replacement for acute and chronic aortic aneurysm or dissection, Stanford has contributed:

Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

Development of an active valve-sparing  aortic root replacement program that saves the patient's own aortic valve in cases of an aneurysm of the ascending aorta (applicable both for patients who have connective tissue disorders, e.g. Marfans, and those who do not).

Endovascular Stent Graft

Involves placing an endovascular graft via the femoral artery system and threaded to the area of the diseased aorta. This procedure fixes the diseased aorta from the inside-out rather than the outside-in. The placement does not require an open incision or use of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine.

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