Special Issue "State-of-the-Art in Aortic Surgery"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "General Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2024 | Viewed by 796

Special Issue Editor

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Interests: aortic disease; structural heart disease; heart team; interventional techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The surgical treatment of aortic disease has evolved significantly over the past decade, with a shift in focus from the treatment of acutely diseased aortic areas towards the lifetime management of aortic disease. This has lead to more radical strategies to treat aortic disease during the initial operation to avoid long-term complications.

Additionally, interventional techniques are increasingly performed and often combined with surgical treatment itself as “hybrid techniques”.

With this Special Issue, we welcome authors to submit papers on contemporary treatments of aortic disease, with a special focus on hybrid and interventional techniques and with special emphasis on heart team/vascular team approaches and the lifetime management of aortic disease.

Dr. Miriam Silaschi
Guest Editor

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  • hybrid techniques
  • aortic disease
  • interventional treatment
  • lifetime management of aortic disease
  • aortic dissection
  • frozen elephant trunk
  • connective tissue disease

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The Long-Term Outcome and Quality of Life after Replacement of the Ascending Aorta
J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(13), 4498; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12134498 - 05 Jul 2023
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(1) Background: Despite optimal surgical therapy, replacement of the ascending aorta leads to a significant reduction in the quality of life (QoL). However, an optimal result includes maintaining and improving the QoL. The aim of our study was to evaluate the long-term outcome [...] Read more.
(1) Background: Despite optimal surgical therapy, replacement of the ascending aorta leads to a significant reduction in the quality of life (QoL). However, an optimal result includes maintaining and improving the QoL. The aim of our study was to evaluate the long-term outcome and the QoL in patients with aneurysms in the ascending aorta; (2) Methods: Between 2014 and 2020, 121 consecutive patients who underwent replacement of the ascending aorta were included in this study. Acute aortic pathologies were excluded. A standard short form (SF)-36 questionnaire was sent to the 112 survivors. According to the surgical procedure, patients were divided into two groups (A: supracoronary replacement of the aorta, n = 35 and B: Wheat-, David- or Bentall-procedures, n = 86). The QoL was compared within these groups and to the normal population, including myocardial infarction (MI), coronary artery disease (CAD) and cancer (CAN) patients; (3) Results: 83 patients were males (68.6%) with a mean age of 62.0 ± 12.5 years. Early postoperative outcomes showed comparable results between groups A and B, with a higher re-thoracotomy rate in B (A: 0.0% vs. B: 22.1%, p = 0.002). The 30-day mortality was zero. Overall, mortality during the follow-up was 7.4%. The SF-36 showed a significant decay in both the Physical (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) in comparison to the normal population (PCS: 41.1 vs. 48.4, p < 0.001; MCS: 42.1 vs. 50.9, p < 0.001) but without significant difference between both groups. Compared to the MI and CAD patients, significantly higher PCS but lower MCS scores were detected (p < 0.05); (4) Conclusions: Replacement of the ascending aorta shows low risk regarding the operative and postoperative outcomes with satisfying long-term results in the QoL. The extent of the surgical procedure does not influence the postoperative QoL. Full article
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