Acute type A aortic dissection: An update on a still challenging disease

Francesco Santini, Giovanni Battista Luciani, Giuseppe Montalbano, Antonio Messina, Giuseppe Faggian, Alessandro Mazzucco

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The aim of this report is to offer a concise review of the current knowledge of type A aortic dissection aetiology and pathogenesis, to propose an updated diagnostic algorithm, to provide descriptions of current surgical and endovascular techniques for treatment, and to emphasise criteria for patient follow-up. Additional information regarding the institutional experience developed in a tertiary university hospital with a 25-year exposure to aortic dissection is also included to provide a comprehensive view of a clinical entity that still challenges physicians and surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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