Quality & Outcomes: Complex Aortic Surgeries
Distribution of Complex Aortic Surgeries CY 2005 - FY 2010, N = 3135
|Year||Aortic Root||Ascending + Arch||TAAA||Descending Arch||Distal Arch/TAA||Totals|
- Aortic Root
- Descending Arch
- Distal Arch/TAA
An Alliance for Treating Complex Aortic Disease
For more than two decades, Penn's cardiac and vascular surgery teams have enjoyed a robust and productive collaboration. To date, this unique partnership has resulted in:
- Improved outcomes for complicated Type B aortic dissections with malperfusion and rupture with one-year survival rates over 95 percent.
- An average of 50 to 75 open and hybrid thoracoabdominal procedures annually, a total unparalleled in the region for these surgeries.
- An average of more than 200 endovascular abdominal and thoracic aortic procedures annually. The program has performed hundreds of consecutive elective AAA endovascular repairs without mortality.
- More conventional open aortic aneurysm procedures for complex anatomic disease than any other institution in the region, with outcomes comparable to the best published in the literature.
Penn Heart & Vascular Clinical Activity Reports
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