Research published by integrated vascular surgery chief resident, Hunter Ray, MD and Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, Bruce Tjaden, MD was selected as the featured cover article for the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS). Drs. Ray and Tjaden’s paper, “Favorable aortic remodeling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for complicated acute type B aortic dissection”, is now available online and in print.
Their featured article reviews a case that was transferred from an outside hospital for complicated acute type B aortic dissection requiring endovascular repair. Through the team’s expertise in endovascular repair, they were able to successfully repair the patient’s aorta, restore her kidney function, and improve circulation to the lower extremities. Ray states that this “is a classic example showcasing the advancements and promising future of minimally invasive vascular surgery”.
Abstract: An 84-year-old woman with history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia was transferred to our institution with 1 day of acute-onset severe back and left lower extremity pain with associated nausea, vomiting, and reported oliguria. Given her progressively worsening pain, she presented to an outside hospital, where a computed tomography angiography scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis was performed, revealing an acute type B aortic dissection with apparent malperfusion to the left kidney and left lower extremity.
Read their full Cover JVS Article Here.