Computed tomography angiography of hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair of the aortic arch

Nila J. Akhtar, Gustavo S. Oderich, Terri J. Vrtiska, Eric E. Williamson, Philip A. Araoz

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Endovascular repair of the aorta has traditionally been limited to the abdominal aorta and, more recently, the descending thoracic aorta. However, recently hybrid repairs (a combination of open surgical and endovascular repair) have made endovascular repair of the aortic arch possible. Hybrid repair of the aortic arch typically involves an open surgical debranching procedure that allows for revascularization of the aortic arch vessels and subsequent endovascular stent placement. These approaches avoid the deep hypothermic circulatory arrest required for full, open surgical repair of the aortic arch. In hybrid repairs, the stent landing zone determines which branch vessels will be covered and therefore need revascularization. This article will review the preprocedure assessment with computed tomography angiography, techniques for revascularization and postprocedure complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-606
Number of pages18
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013


  • aortic aneurysm
  • aortic arch
  • computed tomography
  • endovascular repair
  • hybrid repair
  • postoperative
  • thoracic aorta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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