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Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research

Duke's internationally recognized thoracic aortic surgery program is among the country's leading centers in evaluating and implementing new techniques and technologies.

For instance, a 2009 landmark study led by Duke showed that hybrid repair of transverse aortic-arch aneurysms appears safe and effective at mid-term follow-up and may be an important treatment advance.

Findings from other recent Duke-led studies:

  • Excellent 30-day and mid-term outcomes in patients with descending thoracic aneurysms who underwent "on-label" thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular repair for complex acute and chronic type B dissection is safe and effective at early mid-term follow up