Transapical Coil Embolization of a Postsurgical Ascending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm
Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms are a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of aortic root or cardiac surgery. Surgical repair is established as first-line treatment; however, patient comorbidities, technical considerations, and anatomic limitations often preclude patients from repeat surgery, thus necessitating alternative approaches. Here, we present a case of coil embolization of an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm via a transapical approach in a particularly complex scenario where percutaneous and peripheral access was technically unfeasible.
KeywordsTransapical Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm Coil embolization
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Dennis Parhar, Gerald Legiehn, John Chung, Anson Cheung, and Michael Janusz declare that they have no conflict of interest. Darren Klass is a consultant for Cook Medical and consultant for Merit Medical, and has a research grant with Biolife (StatSeal).
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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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