Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2021 • VOLUME 27 • №2

Hybrid grafts for aortic arch reconstruction: evolution and state of the art

Shadanov A.A., Sirota D.A., Lyashenko M.M., Khvan D.S., Chernyavsky A.M.

Cardiosurgical Department of the Aorta and Coronary Arteries, E.N. Meshalkin National Medical Research Centre under the RF Ministry of Public Health, Novosibirsk, Russia

The analysis of the gained experience in treatment of patients with pathology of the arch and descending portion of the aorta is suggestive that the “frozen elephant trunk” technique is an effective and safe method. In this connection, there is an increasing need for universal hybrid devices characterized by ease of use and durability in various aortic pathologies. Discussed in the article is the state of the art of the technology of treatment of patient with aortic arch pathology by means of hybrid grafts, followed by comparative analysis of currently used vascular hybrid prostheses, and although none of the hybrid grafts available worldwide is either universal or ideal, the grafts for the "frozen elephant trunk" procedure continue to be improved, which will inevitably lead to wide implementation of this technique.

KEY WORDS: aortic arch pathology, hybrid technologies, aortic dissection, stented elephant trunk, branched stent graft, "frozen elephant trunk".

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