General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 59–65 | Cite as

Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease in 2017

  • Suyog A. MokashiEmail author
  • Lars G. Svensson
SPECIAL EDITION Controversies in Surgery for Thoracic Aorta


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.


Thoracic aortic dissection Thoracic aortic aneurysm Thoracic aortic disease Guidelines Management 


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Conflict of interest

Authors declare that they have no competing interests.


Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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