Medical College of Wisconsin
CTSICores SearchResearch InformaticsREDCap

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: Review of Current Devices and Treatments Options. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2018 Sep;21(3):137-145



Pubmed ID




Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85054056861   1 Citation


Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is a minimally invasive approach to repairing a number of mechanical defects of the thoracic aorta utilizing an intraluminally deployed stent graft, usually without the need for open surgery. A number of manufacturers have developed endograft systems, utilizing various stent materials (ie stainless steel vs nickel titanium [nitinol]), cover material (ie polytetrafluoroethylene vs woven polyester), radial force, flexibility, and seal zone attachment methods. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the four FDA-approved endografts currently used in the United States for descending thoracic aortic pathologies and compare their most salient features. This overview is aimed to assist the vascular interventionalist in further guidance of device selection on a case-by-case basis.

Author List

Bodell BD, Taylor AC, Patel PJ


Parag J. Patel MD, MS, FSIR Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Diseases
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Endovascular Procedures
Postoperative Complications
Prosthesis Design
United States
jenkins-FCD Prod-478 d1509cf07a111124a2d122fd3df854cc0b993c00