John A. Elefteriades
Yale University
Publications 490
#2Mohammad A. Zafar (Yale University)H-Index: 6
Last.Anton A. Gryaznov (Yale University)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Background Little information is available regarding the longitudinal changes of the aneurysmal ascending aorta. Objectives This study sought to outline the natural history of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA) based on ascending aortic length (AAL) and develop novel predictive tools to better aid risk stratification. Methods The ascending aortic diameters and lengths, and long-term aortic adverse events (AAEs) (rupture, dissection, and death) of 522 ATAA patients were evaluated ...
#1John A. Elefteriades (Yale University)H-Index: 54
#2Mohammad A. Zafar (Yale University)H-Index: 6
Last.Bulat A. Ziganshin (Yale University)H-Index: 14
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#1Andras P. Durko (University of Debrecen)
#2Stuart J. Head (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 35
Last.Tjark Ebels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Intraoperative surgical prosthetic heart valve (SHV) choice is a key determinant of successful surgery and positive postoperative outcomes. Currently, many controversies exist around the sizing and labeling of SHVs rendering the comparison of different valves difficult. To explore solutions, an expert Valve Labelling Task Force was jointly initiated by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Th...
#1Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar (Yale University)H-Index: 7
#2Mohammad A. Zafar (Yale University)H-Index: 6
Last.John A. Elefteriades (Yale University)H-Index: 54
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Abstract Aortoesophageal fistula after thoracic endovascular aortic repair is a rare but fatal complication, and no clear guidelines exist in the literature for optimal management. Herein, we report a complex case of a patient with an infected thoracic endograft that led to an aortoesophageal fistula. The treatment comprised a two-stage open surgical approach—an extra-anatomic aortic bypass in the first stage, followed by explantation of the infected endograft with ligation of the descending tho...
#1John J. Walsh (Yale University)H-Index: 2
#2Yuegao Huang (Yale University)H-Index: 9
Last.Daniel Coman (Yale University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background Systematic screening for ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms and dilations does not exist currently with unknown prevalence and diagnostic yields. We evaluated the prevalence of ascending thoracic aortic dilation. Methods Computed tomography scans including the chest in adult patients carried out during 2016 were reviewed at our institution. Aortic dilation was defined as the ascending thoracic aorta diameter ≥ 4.0 cm, with sensitivity analyses using height-indexed values and...