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Current status and recommendations for use of the frozen elephant trunk technique: a position paper by the Vascular Domain of EACTS†.

Shrestha, Malakh; Bachet, Jean; Bavaria, Joseph; Carrel, Thierry P; De Paulis, Ruggero; Di Bartolomeo, Roberto; Etz, Christian D; Grabenwöger, Martin; Grimm, Michael and Haverich, Axel, et al. (2015) In European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 47(5). p.759-769
Abstract
The implementation of new surgical techniques offers chances but carries risks. Usually, several years pass before a critical appraisal and a balanced opinion of a new treatment method are available and rely on the evidence from the literature and expert's opinion. The frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique has been increasingly used to treat complex pathologies of the aortic arch and the descending aorta, but there still is an ongoing discussion within the surgical community about the optimal indications. This paper represents a common effort of the Vascular Domain of EACTS together with several surgeons with particular expertise in aortic surgery, and summarizes the current knowledge and the state of the art about the FET technique. The... (More)
The implementation of new surgical techniques offers chances but carries risks. Usually, several years pass before a critical appraisal and a balanced opinion of a new treatment method are available and rely on the evidence from the literature and expert's opinion. The frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique has been increasingly used to treat complex pathologies of the aortic arch and the descending aorta, but there still is an ongoing discussion within the surgical community about the optimal indications. This paper represents a common effort of the Vascular Domain of EACTS together with several surgeons with particular expertise in aortic surgery, and summarizes the current knowledge and the state of the art about the FET technique. The majority of the information about the FET technique has been extracted from 97 focused publications already available in the PubMed database (cohort studies, case reports, reviews, small series, meta-analyses and best evidence topics) published in English. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The implementation of new surgical techniques offers chances but carries risks. Usually, several years pass before a critical appraisal and a balanced opinion of a new treatment method are available and rely on the evidence from the literature and expert's opinion. The frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique has been increasingly used to treat complex pathologies of the aortic arch and the descending aorta, but there still is an ongoing discussion within the surgical community about the optimal indications. This paper represents a common effort of the Vascular Domain of EACTS together with several surgeons with particular expertise in aortic surgery, and summarizes the current knowledge and the state of the art about the FET technique. The majority of the information about the FET technique has been extracted from 97 focused publications already available in the PubMed database (cohort studies, case reports, reviews, small series, meta-analyses and best evidence topics) published in English.},
  author       = {Shrestha, Malakh and Bachet, Jean and Bavaria, Joseph and Carrel, Thierry P and De Paulis, Ruggero and Di Bartolomeo, Roberto and Etz, Christian D and Grabenwöger, Martin and Grimm, Michael and Haverich, Axel and Jakob, Heinz and Martens, Andreas and Mestres, Carlos A and Pacini, Davide and Resch, Tim and Schepens, Marc and Urbanski, Paul P and Czerny, Martin},
  issn         = {1010-7940},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {759--769},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  title        = {Current status and recommendations for use of the frozen elephant trunk technique: a position paper by the Vascular Domain of EACTS†.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezv085},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2015},
}