Aortic Disease

Thoracic Aorta Disease

Thoracic Aorta Repair: Volume and Type

2020, N = 228

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 228 descending thoracic aorta/thoracoabdominal aorta repair procedures in 2020. The majority of these were elective procedures that involved an endovascular approach.

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database; Vascular Surgery data

Thoracic Aorta Repair: In-Hospital Mortality

2020

Extensive experience with both open and endovascular treatment options for patients with thoracic aortic disease results in lifesaving therapy for patients. This includes even those who require high-risk emergency treatment.

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database; Vascular Surgery data

In the current reporting year, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 137 elective and 54 emergency descending thoracic/thoracoabdominal endovascular aortic procedures. The in-hospital mortality rates were 0.7% and 12.9%, respectively. The in-hospital mortality rates among the 23 elective and 14 emergency open descending thoracic/thoracoabdominal aortic repairs were 8.7% and 14.3%, respectively.

Note: Mortality data includes patients with various risk factors – data not risk-adjusted.