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Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease in 2017

Abstract

This review provides a general overview of the consensus statement from the 2010 more recent updates AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease, and highlights current practice patterns. The suggestions herein are intended to facilitate clinical decision making in the management of thoracic aortic disease. The main intent of this report is to highlight screening, surveillance, initial and definitive management of thoracic aortic disease, and special populations that should be considered.

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Adapted from the AHA/ACC guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with thoracic aortic disease [3]

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Correspondence to Suyog A. Mokashi or Lars G. Svensson.

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Mokashi, S.A., Svensson, L.G. Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease in 2017. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 67, 59–65 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11748-017-0831-8

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Keywords

  • Thoracic aortic dissection
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic aortic disease
  • Guidelines
  • Management