Revista Colombiana de Cardiología
Print version ISSN 0120-5633
URIBE, Carlos E et al. Endovascular treatment of aortic pathologies -State of the art-: Part 2 - Pathologies of thoracic aorta and other applications. Rev. Col. Cardiol. [online]. 2007, vol.14, n.6, pp. 378-388. ISSN 0120-5633.
Endovascular treatment of aortic pathologies is actually an alternative to open surgery. It has proven to be safe, showing similar or better results to those achieved by surgery. In this article, treatment of aortic pathologies by means of endoprosthesis is presented, as well as its indications, contraindications and future treatment with this kind of devices.
Keywords : endoprosthesis; state of the art; indications; contraindications; evaluation; aortic aneurysms; aortic dissection.