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Commentary: Life with a New Aorta

  • Sarah Yousef
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    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Ibrahim Sultan
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    Address reprint requests to Ibrahim Sultan, MD, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease, Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5200 Center Ave, Suite 715, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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      Quality of life may be reasonably maintained after extensive aortic replacement, but more research is warranted to understand outcomes of differing operative techniques and patient populations.
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      • Health-Related Quality of Life After Extensive Aortic Replacement
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 34Issue 3
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          To assess and compare patient-reported long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after combined proximal aortic (arch ± ascending, root) and distal aortic (descending thoracic ± abdominal) replacement using open vs multimodal/endovascular (hybrid) approaches. From 2010 to 2016, 146 adults underwent single- or multi-stage aortic arch plus descending thoracic aorta replacement, 31 open and 115 hybrid. The 2 surgical approach groups had similar preoperative characteristics and extent of surgery.
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