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Current management of type B aortic dissection

Author(s): T Paul Tran | Ali Khoynezhad

Journal: Vascular Health and Risk Management
ISSN 1176-6344

Volume: 2009;
Issue: default;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2008;
Original page

T Paul Tran1, Ali Khoynezhad21Department of Emergency Medicine; 2Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USAAbstract: Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. In this article, the authors review basic biology of the aorta and aortic dissection, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, emergency stabilization measures, and the latest surgical approach for type B dissection.Keywords: acute aortic dissection, aorta, diagnosis, management, review