Clinical Case 4: Current State of Aortic Grafts
Wednesday, April 11, 4:00-5:30
A.I. Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center
Organizer: Rosemary Kelly, Professor, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota
Surgeon: Rochus Voeller, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
Surgeon: Rumi Faizer, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
Dr. Rochus Voeller will be discussing and presenting on open surgical aortic grafts. Due to anatomical constraints, open surgical graft replacement continue to remain the standard treatment for aneurysmal diseases and dissections of the aortic root, ascending aorta and the aortic arch. However, given the high morbidity and mortality associated with these operations, there is a need for the development of less invasive, endovascular approaches to accomplish the same repair.
Dr. Rumi Faizer will be discussing and presenting on endovascular aortic grafts. The objective of the session is to discuss the strengths, weaknesses and design opportunities for the tools and devices used in modern surgery. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.
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