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Current management of type B aortic dissection

Authors Tran T, Khoynezhad

Published 10 October 2008 Volume 2009:5 Pages 53—63


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T Paul Tran1, Ali Khoynezhad2

1Department of Emergency Medicine; 2Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Abstract: 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

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