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Study questions preemptive TEVAR for extended type A dissections

Key clinical point: Few extended type A aortic dissections required intervention after initial ascending aorta repair.

Major finding: At 28 months, 88% of ExTA patients did not require intervention vs. 35% of type B patients at 9 months.

Study details: Analysis of 87 consecutive patients with acute aortic dissections from 2011 to 2018.

Disclosures: Dr. Reed had no financial relationships to disclose.


Reed AB et al. Midwestern Vascular 2019, Abstract 23.