Acute type B aortic dissection complicated by visceral ischemia

Frederik H W Jonker, Himanshu J. Patel, Gilbert R. Upchurch, David M. Williams, Daniel G. Montgomery, Thomas G. Gleason, Alan C. Braverman, Udo Sechtem, Rossella Fattori, Marco Di Eusanio, Arturo Evangelista, Christoph A. Nienaber, Eric M. Isselbacher, Kim A. Eagle, Santi Trimarchi

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Objective Acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) can lead to visceral malperfusion, a potentially life-threatening complication. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presentation, management, and outcomes of ABAD patients with visceral ischemia who are enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. Methods Patients with ABAD enrolled in the registry between 1996 and 2013 were identified and stratified based on presence of visceral ischemia at admission. Demographics, medical history, imaging results, management, and outcomes were compared for patients with versus without visceral ischemia. Results A total of 1456 ABAD patients were identified, of which 104 (7.1%) presented with visceral ischemia. Preoperative limb ischemia (28% vs 7%, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1086.e1
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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