Dissection-A a method to stabilize dissection-A is from the Medical University of Vienna and addresses the acute and life threatening, a tear in the inner lining of the aorta. It is a novel approach to place a stent graft via the ascending aorta through the apex of the heart. Through this new method there is no need to pass the curvature of the aortic arch and further damage to the impaired vessel is reduced. The DissectAtool has the potential to reduce the OR time to 1-2 hours, leading not only to a high cost reduction, but much faster stabilisation and recovery of patients. The method is also applicable in other areas of the human body and will be protected by two patents.
December 22, 2019