Staged proximal deployment of the Zenith TX2 thoracic stent-graft: a novel technique to improve conformance to the aortic arch.

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PURPOSE: To present a modification of the Zenith TX2 thoracic stent-graft that allows staged proximal deployment to improve apposition to the aortic wall. TECHNIQUE: Three standard Zenith TX2 thoracic stent-grafts and 3 modified versions were deployed in a glass model of the aortic arch. Deployment sequences were analyzed. In a patient with a 6-cm thoracic aortic aneurysm after a type B dissection, the modified Zenith TX2 thoracic stent-graft was deployed successfully and without complications; the proximal part of the stent-graft protruded less into the arch, significantly improving wall apposition. CONCLUSION: Staged proximal deployment with a modified Zenith TX2 thoracic stent-graft can improve orientation and wall apposition of the first Z stent. A better proximal apposition may prevent early and late stent-graft complications.


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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-602
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Emergency medicine/Medicine/Surgery (013240200)