Diseases of the Aorta

Andrew W. Hoel, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
Department of Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Mark K. Eskandari, MD

James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD, Professor of Vascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Radiology, and
Medical Education
Chief and Program Director
Division of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Diseases of the Aorta, a volume in the Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series, is a compilation of chapters that pertain to the treatment of aortic disease.

Sections are organized by theme rather than by anatomic site. (1) A broad historical perspective on the symposium; (2) assessment of aneurysm repair in the endovascular era; (3) impact of patient factors as key drivers of procedural outcomes in the treatment of aortic disease; (4) critical elements of anatomic factors in aortic and iliac disease; (5) innovative techniques that facilitate treatment of aortic disease; (6) key challenges surgeons face in the endovascular treatment of aortic disease.

The annual symposium on vascular surgery, sponsored by the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, addresses contemporary topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery. The symposium brings together leading surgeons to address timely topics and controversies in vascular and endovascular surgery. Presentations at the symposium cover the full spectrum of vascular surgery, including changes in management of extracranial cerebrovascular disease, new treatment options for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis access, improvements in techniques for complex venous disease, and developments in aortic stent graft repair in the chest and abdomen. The Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series is a topical compilation of the standout presentations from the most recent three symposia.

Other titles in the Modern Trends in Vascular Surgery series:

Lower Extremity Vascular Disorders (Arterial and Venous)
Upper Extremity and Vascular Access
Complex Arterial and Venous Problems
Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunk Disorders



Section I. Perspectives on the Northwestern Symposium
1. 40th Anniversary of the Northwestern Vascular Symposium—A Reflection
James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD
2. 30 Years of Excellence
Mark K. Eskandari, MD

Section II. Aneurysm Repair in the Endovascular Era
3. An Assessment of Repair Trends of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease
Zachary J. Wanken, MD and Bjoern D. Suckow, MD, MS
4. Streamlining EVAR for Ruptured Aneurysms
Claire Matsumura and Jon S. Matsumura, MD

Section III. Patient Factors in Aortic Disease
5. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Women
Ulka Sachdev, MD and Jean Starr, MD
6. Genetic Impact on Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Bulat A. Ziganshin, MD and John F. Elefteriades, MD
7. The Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Jesse A. Columbo, MD and David H. Stone, MD
8. Inflammatory Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Robert Jason T. Perry, MD and Kenneth J. Cherry, MD

Section IV. Anatomic Factors in Aortic and Iliac Disease
9. Management of Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysms
Vivek S. Prakash, BS and Heron E. Rodriguez, MD
10. Effects of Outflow Obstruction and Intraluminal Thrombus on Rupture of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Jeffrey D. Crawford, MD; Gregory L. Moneta, MD; Sandra Rugonyi, PhD; and
Amir F. Azarbal, MD
11. Management of Isolated Chronic Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Dissections
Christopher M. Faries, BA and Rami O. Tadros, MD

Section V. Techniques Facilitating Endovascular Aortic Repair
12. Percutaneous Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Predictors of Failure
Albeir Y. Mousa, MD; Mike Broce, BA; and Ramez Mourkos
13. Benefits and Pitfalls of Upper Extremity Access for Fenestrated EVAR
Joseph Karam, MD, and Luis A. Sanchez, MD
14. Utility of IVUS for EVAR and TEVAR
Charles C. Leithead, MD and William D. Jordan, Jr., MD

Section VI. Challenges EVAR: The Aortic Neck and Endoleaks
15. Aortic Neck Enlargement after EVAR: Balloon-Expandable versus Self-Expanding
Dainis Krievins, MD, PhD; Janis Savlovskis, MD; and Christopher K. Zarins, MD
16. Recognition and Management of Late Type III Endoleaks
Joseph J. Salfity, MD and Gary W. Lemmon, MD
17. Management of Type 1A Endoleaks with Polymer-Based Grafts
Robert F. Cuff, MD and Michael F. Knox, MD

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Book Details

196 pages


7 in. x 10 in.
17.78 cm x 25.4 cm

Publication Date February 2019

Vascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners, interventional radiologists

ISBN 9781607952930