We describe a 78-year-old woman with a large ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair under intraoperative image fusion guidance and real-time transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring. TCD monitoring revealed a total of 419 microembolic signals throughout the procedure, with the majority occurring as the first stent graft crossed the ascending aorta. Two days later, she underwent endovascular repair of a graft type IA endoleak. We highlight the role of image fusion guidance and TCD monitoring in enabling successful thoracic endovascular aortic repair in an elderly woman and in identifying procedural areas of improvement to minimize stroke risk.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
|Published - Sep 2022
- Image fusion
- Transcranial Doppler
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine