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Antwerp Hospital Network - ZNA

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta


Operations on the ascending aorta for aneurysm or acute dissection are performed replacing the ascending aorta with a Dacron prosthesis. If the arch has to be replaced, a deep hypothermia is used, permitting a circulatory arrest for the whole body, nearly always sustained cerebral circulation is performed.

The descending aortic aneurysm or dissections are mostly treated with endovascular stented prosthesis.

 

with the support of the VBO-FEB & Agfa Healthcare
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