Acute Type A Aortic Dissection.

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Acute Type A Aortic Dissection.

Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug;35(3):331-345

Authors: Elsayed RS, Cohen RG, Fleischman F, Bowdish ME

Type A aortic dissection is a surgical emergency occurring when an intimal tear in the aorta creates a false lumen in the ascending aorta. Prompt diagnosis and surgical treatment are imperative to optimize outcomes. Surgical repair requires replacement of the ascending aorta with or without aortic root or aortic arch replacement. Surgical outcomes for this highly lethal diagnosis have improved, with contemporary survival to discharge at Centers of Excellence of 85% to 90%. Survival is related to prompt treatment, preexisting medical comorbidities, presence or absence of end organ malperfusion, extent of aortic repair required, and the development of postoperative complications.

PMID: 28683905 [PubMed - in process]

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