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PAPAartis Project Launches

Innovative new research project to trial pioneering technique in aortic aneurysm repair to reduce risk of associated paraplegia. An aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the aorta (one of the main blood vessels of the body) which can be fatal if left untreated and allowed to rupture. Although successful treatment cures the disease, the risky procedure can result in paraplegia (paralysis of the legs) or even death due to the blood supply to the spinal cord being restricted. Many patients refuse treatment because of this risk. More than a decade of dedicated research led by Professor Christian Etz at Leipzig University, Germany has resulted in a pioneering technique in the aneurysm repair proce

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 733203 and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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