Open and Endovascular Surgery for Diseases of the Abdominal Aorta

  • Aamir S. Shah
  • Ali Khoynezhad
  • Bruce L. GewertzEmail author


Abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms are life-threatening diseases that are a frequent cause of death throughout the world. The etiology, risk factors, and indications for treatment are discussed. The history and outstanding results achieved with open surgical treatment utilizing modern practices are reviewed. The indications, techniques, outcomes, and complications of endovascular therapy, which has radically transformed the treatment approach to aortic disease, are evaluated in detail. Finally, novel approaches, including combined hybrid surgical and endovascular treatment, and new technologies, including branched and fenestrated stent grafts for the treatment of complex aortic pathology, are examined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aamir S. Shah
    • 1
  • Ali Khoynezhad
    • 1
  • Bruce L. Gewertz
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart InstituteLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.H and S Nichols Distinguished Endowed ChairInterventional Services, Academic Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Health SystemLos AngelesUSA

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