EACTS/ESCVS best practice guidelines for reporting treatment results in the thoracic aorta
Turina, Marko Ivan × Shennib, Hani Dunning, Joel Cheng, Davy Martin, Janet Muneretto, Claudio Schueler, Stephan von Segesser, Ludwig Sergeant, Paul #
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery vol:35 issue:6 pages:927-930
Endovascular treatment of the thoracic aorta (TEVAR) is rapidly expanding, with new devices and techniques, combined with classical surgical approaches in hybrid procedures. The present guidelines provide a standard format for reporting results of treatment in the thoracic aorta, and to facilitate analysis of clinical results in various therapeutic approaches. These guidelines specify the essential information and definitions, which should be provided in each article about TEVAR: It is hoped that strict adherence to these criteria will make the future publications about TEVAR more comparable, and will enable the readership to draw their own, scientifically validated conclusions about the reports.