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2022 Nov 05

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

Rescue therapy for symptomatic spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.


Spratt JR, Walker KL, Neal D, Arnaoutakis GJ, Martin TD, Back MR, Zasimovich Y, Franklin M, Shahid Z, Upchurch GR, Scali ST, Beaver TM
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Nov 05.
PMID: 36509568.


Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can cause permanent neurologic deficits and poor long-term survival. Targeted treatment of new SCI symptoms after TEVAR (rescue therapy [RT]) might improve/resolve neurologic symptoms but few data characterize the association of specific interventions with SCI outcomes. We evaluated the effectiveness of post-TEVAR RT at our tertiary aortic center.