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Individual evaluation of each patient, and each aorta, is key to durable repair

“The instructions for use (IFU) are not a clinical guideline, so trainees should really think about what the main considerations are when they are implanting devices in the aorta to create a durable repair,” said Tara Mastracci (Royal Free Hospital, London, UK) at the London Aortic Symposium 2018. Mastracci told Interventional News about how clinicians’ practices are being tested on the durability of aortic repair and how it is vital for operators to audit and evaluate their own data.

Mastracci, Tara

Mastracci, Tara

Dr Tara Mastracci is a consultant vascular surgeon specialising in complex aortic repair at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in London (UK). She moved there from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio (USA) in 2014 to lead the aortic team. Dr Mastracci is a clinical epidemiologist by training and focuses most of her research on clinical outcomes related to disease of the aorta

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