Cardiac and vascular surgeons for the treatment of aortic disease: a successful partnership for decision-making and management of complex cases

Massimo Capoccia, Soumik Pal, Michael Murphy, Maziar Mireskandari, Andreas Hoschtitzy, Christoph A. Nienaber, Nicholas J. Cheshire, Ulrich P. Rosendahl

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Abstract

Traditionally, cardiac and vascular surgeons have been treating diseases of the aorta as individual specialists. Neither cardiac nor vascular surgeons have ever considered the aorta as a whole, which can be diseased throughout its length at the same time requiring a more thoughtful and different approach. Aortic dissection and aneurysmal disease may well benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. In the context of this review, we discuss examples of joint operating between cardiac and vascular surgeons that may well become a more routine approach in more units in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Volume9
Early online date20 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • aortic team
  • cardiac surgeons
  • vascular surgeons
  • aortic aneurysm
  • aortic dissection

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