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Aortic Dissection

  • Katelynn Ferranti
  • Faisal AzizEmail author
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Abstract

Acute aortic dissection needs immediate surgical attention. It is important to know the classification system, which is based on the location of dissection flap. A surgeon should know the absolute indications for operation (type A dissection, dissections with acute interruption of flow to visceral arteries, and acute limb ischemia). Appropriate consultations from cardiac surgery and vascular surgery should be obtained promptly.

Keywords

Aortic dissection Malperfusion TEVAR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryPenn State Heart and Vascular Institute, Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Vascular SurgeryPenn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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