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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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
Early online date20 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2021


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

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