Organ protection during thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: rationale for a multimodality approach

Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2005 Jun;9(2):143-9. doi: 10.1177/108925320500900207.


Surgical repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) remains a technically challenging operation that requires a systematic approach to prevent ischemic complications and achieve excellent clinical outcomes. Techniques for organ protection have evolved substantially over the past 20 years. This review describes our current multimodality approach to organ protection during TAAA repair.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Heart Bypass, Left
  • Hemodynamics / physiology
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Lung Diseases / prevention & control
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Preoperative Care
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*