Czerny, Martin2; Bachet, Jean2; Bavaria, Joseph2; Bonser, Robert S2; Borger, Michael A2; De Paulis, Ruggero2; Dibartolomeo, Roberto2; Grabenwöger, Martin2; Lönn, Lars4; Loubani, Mahmood2; Mestres, Carlos A2; Schepens, Marc A A M2; Weigang, Ernst2; Carrel, Thierry P2
1 Section of Surgery and Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet4 Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
At least every ten years, each specialty should reflect upon its past, its present and its future, in order to be able to reconfirm the direction in which it is headed, to adopt suggestions from inside and outside and, consequently, to improve. As such, the aim of this manuscript is to provide the interested reader with an overview of how aortic surgery and (perhaps more accurately) aortic medicine has evolved in Europe, and its present standing; also to provide a glimpse into the future, trying to disseminate the thoughts of a group of people actively involved in the development of aortic medicine in Europe, namely the Vascular Domain of the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 2012, p. 226-30