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Posted on: Feb 13

Innovative Treatments for Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA), an aortic aneurysm in the chest, usually presents no symptoms and is often found incidentally. However, a DTAA can be dangerous if it is large or growing fast and may require surgery. In this video, Dr. Joel Corvera—Cardiovascular Surgeon at IU Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine—discusses endovascular and open procedures to treat DTAA, and highlights how IU Health is one of the only centers in the world to use hypothermia to stop circulation during surgery.

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Innovative Treatments for Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (DTAA), an aortic aneurysm in the chest, usually presents no symptoms and is often found incidentally. However, a DTAA can be dangerous if it is large or growing fast and may require surgery. In this video, Dr. Joel Corvera—Cardiovascular Surgeon at IU Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine—discusses endovascular and open procedures to treat DTAA, and highlights how IU Health is one of the only centers in the world to use hypothermia to stop circulation during surgery.

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