The Effects of the Thoracoabdominal Aortic Metabolism on the Endovascular Procedures Outcomes
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2018, Pages: 30-33
Received: Jul. 30, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 15, 2018; Published: Sep. 17, 2018
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Novotny Robert, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Transplant Surgery Department, Prague, Czech Republic
Jaroslav Chlupac, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Transplant Surgery Department, Prague, Czech Republic
Libor Janousek, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Transplant Surgery Department, Prague, Czech Republic; Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Jiri Fronek, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Transplant Surgery Department, Prague, Czech Republic; First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
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Aortic metabolism is a merge of complex processes. Atherosclerotic infiltration of the aortic wall is a crucial factor when choosing an appropriate endovascular treatment modality for anatomically suitable patients. Due to the rise of endovascular treatments and placement of endovascular devices in younger patients, many physicians are starting to take a more considerable interest in this complex process. Many experimental animal models are used for elucidation of individual aspects in this area. This led to an in-depth explanation of many metabolic processes of the aortic wall. However, only a few papers are reporting on the assessment of these pathological processes in human tissues. This paper outlines some of the crucial aspects of the thoracoabdominal aortic metabolism. Final results of endovascular treatments are believed to be significantly affected by the quality of the aortic wall and the ability to predict its further changes. This includes the pathological changes and their effects on the symbiotic metabolic changes. “Patient-tailored” endovascular aortic treatments based on the aortic metabolic assessment may be able to optimise the cases outcomes. Due to the rise of endovascular treatments and placement of endovascular devices in younger patients, further research is needed to understand better aortic metabolic processes in various patient groups, including groups of patients suffering from chronic metabolic diseases. Aortic wall metabolism should be assessed with the aim to optimise the endovascular treatment outcomes.
Abdominal Aorta, Thoracic Aorta, Metabolism, Oxygen Consumption, Differences
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Novotny Robert, Jaroslav Chlupac, Libor Janousek, Jiri Fronek, The Effects of the Thoracoabdominal Aortic Metabolism on the Endovascular Procedures Outcomes, International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2018, pp. 30-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20180404.11
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