Acute Aortic Dissection: Perspectives from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD)

T. T. Tsai, S. Trimarchi, C. A. Nienaber

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Abstract

Acute aortic dissection is a rare but deadly disease first described over 200 years ago by the physician to the late King George II on necropsy. Over the ensuing 2 centuries, the understanding of the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up has matured. In an effort to understand the contemporary treatment of this disease, the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) has enrolled over 2000 patients over the past 12 years. In this article we summarize the key lessons learned from this multi-national registry of patients presenting with acute aortic dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-159
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • aorta
  • aortic dissection
  • follow-up studies
  • mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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