Management of acute aortic dissection.

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Management of acute aortic dissection.

Lancet. 2015 Feb 5;

Authors: Nienaber CA, Clough RE

A new appraisal of the management of acute aortic dissection is timely because of recent developments in diagnostic strategies (including biomarkers and imaging), endograft design, and surgical treatment, which have led to a better understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, and molecular nature of aortic dissection. Although open surgery is the main treatment for proximal aortic repair, use of endovascular management is now established for complicated distal dissection and distal arch repair, and has recently been discussed as a pre-emptive measure to avoid late complications by inducing aortic remodelling.

PMID: 25662791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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