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New Approaches to Aortic Disease from Valve to Abdominal Bifurcation provides a complete look at aortic valve diseases from all points of view, including etiology, physiopathology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The book offers new insights into the aortic valve and pathology based on evidence of current diagnostic methods, treatments and post-surgery evolution. Content is split into three distinct parts for ease of reference, including an overview of aortic pathology, diagnostic evaluations methods, and treatments. Also included are guidelines and future research directions, making this a must-have volume for all cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who address significant issues in this topic area.
Key Features Present pathophysiological sequences that are shown in correlation with histological details Includes detailed clinical examinations and the value of the initial assessment using chest X-ray, echocardiography, angiography, CT angiography and magnetic resonance, etc. Provides conventional descriptions of surgical techniques that are entirely detailed, along with long-term results and possible complications
Table of Contents Part I Overwiew 1. Aging Heart and Aortic Atheromatosis 2. Endothelial Dysfunction in Aortic Pathology 3. Pathogenesis of Aortic Aneurysms Current concepts 4. Pathogenesis of Aortic Valve Disease 5. Pathophysiology of Aortic Root Dilatation and Dissection in Marfans Syndrome during Pregnancy 6. Mechanisms of Ascending Aortic Aneurysms 7. Histology of Aortic Disease. Progression of Aortic Dissection from Acute to Chronic 8. Mathematical Modeling of Aortic Aneurysm Progression 9. Genetic Basic of Aortic Disease 10. Genetics of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm 11. "Guilt by Association": Paradigm for Detection of Silent Aortic Aneurysms 12. Genetic Syndromes (Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, Ehlers-Danlos Turner) 13. Congenital Malformations (Bicuspid, Right Aortic Arch, Coarctation) 14. Inflammatory Diseases (Takayasu, Giant Cell Arteritis, Behçet Disease) 15. Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysms 16. Annuloaortic Ectasia 17. Aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta 18. Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm 19. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 20. Acute Aortic Syndrome 21. Dissection of Ascending Aorta 22. Dissection of Thoracic Aorta 23. Dissection of Ascending and Arch Aorta 24. Dissection Thoracoabdominal Aorta 25. Dissection of Abdominal Aorta 26. Traumatic Aortic Injury
Part II Diagnostic evaluation methods 27. Medical History and Physical Examination 28. Chest X-Ray 29. Echocardiography in Aortic Valve Stenosis 30. Echocardiographic Assessment of the Aorta 31. Echocardiography in Acute Aortic Syndromes 32. Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Assessment of Aortic Valve and Aortic Root Disease 33. Contrast Substance Echography post EVAR 34. 3D Virtual Intravascular Endoscopy of Aorta and Aortic Valve Disease 35. Angiography 36. Angio CT 37. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) 38. CT and MRI in Acute Aortic Syndromes 39. Dual-Energy CT of Aortic Disease
Part III Treatment 40. Current Status of Medical Therapy of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection 41. Perioperative Care, Anesthetic Techniques and Cardiac Complications 42. Conventional Aortic Valve Surgery 43. Reconstructive Surgery of the Aortic Valve 44. Aortic Root Replacement 45.Open Surgery on the Aortic Arch: Current Status 46. Open Repair of Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms 47. Organ Preservation during Open Thoracoabdominal Reconstruction 48. Subtotal and Total Aortic Replacement 49. Hybrid Techniques for Complex Aortic Surgery 50. Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery: Mini-Bentall and Hemi-arch Techniques 51. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Actual Approach and Follow up 52. Abdominal Aortic Dissection 53. The Various Types of Endovascular Stent-Grafts for EVAR: How do they Compare? 54. Surveillance after Elective EVAR 55. Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of AAAs. 56. Stent Grafts with Porous Membrane for Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) 57. Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair 58. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) 59. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Aortic Valve Regurgitation 60. David Procedure Reconstruction of the Native Insufficient Valve 61. Open vs. Endovascular in Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease 62. Surgical Treatment of Acute Aortic Syndrome 63. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms 64. Minimally Invasive ROSS-Procedure 65. Complex Re-operative Aortic Surgery: Tactics and Techniques 66. Endoleak Treatments 67. Persistent False Lumen of Dissected Aorta - a Real Clinical Challenge 68. Mesenteric Ischemia in Aortic Aneurism/Dissection 69. Guidelines on the Diagnostic and Treatment of Aortic Diseases 70. Guidelines on the Diagnostic and Treatment of Aortic Valve