Accelerated fatigue study of in situ fenestrated endovascular stent grafts deployed inside the 3D phantom of a patient's aortic arch aneurysm

Yao Tong, Tse Leonard, Tan Kongteng, Marks Steven, Robertson Ian, Mathews Kyle, Rust Jon, Soulez Gilles, Crawford Sean, King Martin
2016 Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology  
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) are localized dilations of the abdominal aorta and thoracic aorta respectively. They are the thirteenth leading cause of death in the United States [1, 2]. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has become a routine approach to treat aortic aneurysms. At the same time, an in situ fenestration technique is used to treat complex aortic aneurysms when the aneurysm involves vital adjoining arteries such as the renal arteries or left
more » ... ubclavian artery, and deployment of a conventional stent-graft would block blood flow to the kidneys or the left arm [3,4].
doi:10.3389/conf.fbioe.2016.01.01217 fatcat:26fyyxdsujeedbrbb5pmrennzu