An endovascular filter to prevent embolization during aortic stenting

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Abstract

Endovascular procedures carry an intrinsic risk of distal embolization. A large embolus may occlude major vessels with serious consequences. Endovascular procedures in the thoracic aorta may expose the entire visceral and lower limb circulation to this risk. We describe a method of using an endovascular filter to trap large emboli during thoracic aortic stenting using the Wallstent and describe its use in a case of primary aortic mural thrombus.

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