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Procedures 101

September 5, 2012
Transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a feasible alternative to open techniques in high risk patients. Surgical technique and some critical tips and pitfalls are described.
June 13, 2011
The Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique using a Hybrid Prosthesis is presented as a collaborative Expert Technique by the Heart Center Leipzig and the West-German Heart Center Essen.  The keys to successful implementation of this technology are discussed within the spectrum of patient evaluation to postoperative management.
January 18, 2011
Patient SelectionIndications for endovascular repair of the thoracic aortic aneurysm (Figure 1) are:
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Indications for endovascular repair of the iliac artery are:
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Indications for endovascular repair of the abdominal aortic aneurysm are:
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Renal artery stenosis (RAS) of >70% of one or both renal arteries AND poorly controlled hypertension despite multiple antihypertensive regimen, or