Aortic dissection

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Dissection of the aorta descendens (3), which starts from the left subclavian artery, reaching to the abdominal aorta (4). Aorta ascendens (1) and aortic arch (2) are not involved.

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Epidemiology and Demographics

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Imaging in Acute aortic dissection

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Management during Pregnancy

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Case #1

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]

Synonyms and Keywords: Leaking aneurysm; dissecting aortic aneurysm; aneurysm, dissecting, aorta; aortic aneurysm - dissecting

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Aortic Dissection from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | Imaging in Aortic Dissection | Chest X Ray | CT | MRI | Echocardiography | Aortography | Coronary Angiography | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Secondary Prevention |

Special Scenarios

Management During Pregnancy

Case Studies

Case #1

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