Acute aortic dissection

Golledge, Jonathan, and Eagle, Kim A. (2008) Acute aortic dissection. The Lancet, 372 (9632). pp. 55-66.

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Abstract

We summarise advances in the epidemiology, presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of acute aortic dissection. Improved understanding of this problem has been assisted not only by establishment of an international registry but also by progress in molecular biology and genetics of connective-tissue diseases. Advances in endovascular products and techniques have provided new treatment options. Open surgical repair remains the main treatment for dissection in the ascending aorta, whereas endovascular treatment is increasingly being used in dissection that is limited to other parts of the aorta.

Item ID: 7156
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: acute aortic dissection; aortic syndrome; stent grafts
ISSN: 0140-6736
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 03:00
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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