Aortic dissection affects approximately two in ten thousand individuals and can be fatal. This state-of the-art publication is a result of the combined efforts of participants from the International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD). The book has been divided into sections. Each chapter provides a succinct overview of the current clinical literature and incorporates illustrations for further explanation.
Most comprehensive reference on aortic dissection
Organized by the International Register of Aortic Dissection
Aortic dissection affects approximately two in ten thousand individuals and can be fatal. This state-of-the-art publication is a result of the combined efforts of participants from the International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD). The book has been divided into sections. Each chapter provides a succinct overview of the current clinical literature and incorporates illustrations for further explanation.
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD, MBA is Director, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Hospital East, Columbus, Ohio.
Christoph A. Nienaber, MD is Head, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
Eric M. Isselbacher, MD is Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Kim A. Eagle, MD, is an Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of Clinical Cardiology, and Clinical Director, Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Features.- Epidemiology of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Dissection, Intramural Hematoma, and Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcers.- Pathophysiology of Acute Aortic Syndromes.- Aortic Dissection: Clinical Presentation.- Imaging Methods.- Role of Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection.- CT Evaluation of Aortic Dissection.- Role of MRI in the Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection.- Initial Treatment.- Medical Therapy and Acute Surveillance.- Endovascular Therapy in Aortic Pathology.- Cardiovascular Surgery in the Initial Treatment of Aortic Dissection and Acute Aortic Syndromes.- Subsequent Follow-Up and Treatment.- Long-Term Medical Therapy in Aortic Dissection.- Acute Aortic Syndromes: Surveillance with Imaging.- Evaluation and Management of Special Subsets.- Operation for Acute Aortic Dissection in the Octogenarian Patient.- Genetic Disorders Associated with Aortic Dissection.- Aortic Intramural Hematoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Evolution.- Evaluation and Management of Traumatic Aortic Lesions.- Future Frontiers.- Future Directions of Aortic Dissection.- Vascular Surgical Options.- Prevention of Aortic Dissection.