Aortic dissection begins when there is an intimal tear.
Blood then dissects through the media under aortic systolic pressure.
It is thought that hypertension is a major factor in the d...
May be absent in as many as 15% of patients
Substernal if type A dissection
Intrascapular if descending thoracic dissection
Lumbar if abdominal aorta involve...
2 large-bore IV lines
Continuous cardiac monitoring
Type and cross
BP reduction to redu...
All patients with acute aortic dissection should be admitted to the intensive care unit.
Emergency cardiothoracic surgery consultation should be obtained, especia...
Untreated, nearly 75% of patients with ascending aortic dissection can be expected to die within 2 wk, with a mortality of 1–3%/hr in the 1st 48 hr.
Majority of patients present wit...
Harris KM, Strauss CE, Eagle KA, et al. Correlates of delayed recognition and treatment of acute type A aortic dissection: The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (...
233994002 dissection of thoracic aorta (disorder)
301899003 Proximal aortic dissection
426948001 Aneurysm of...
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