Penn Heart and Vascular

Complex Aortic Surgeries at the Complex Aortic Disease Program

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
2001 79 65 20 14 16 194
2002 79 68 28 28 7 210
2003 102 87 28 27 12 256
2004 138 93 19 52 19 321
2005 116 90 41 74 19 340
2006 117 80 24 89 37 347
2007 126 104 27 105 29 391
2008 119 108 22 74 18 341
2009 107 114 22 93 13 349
2010 129 152 23 72 10 386
  • Aortic Root
  • Ascending/Arch
  • TAAA
  • 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.

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