Acute type B aortic dissection in the absence of aortic dilatation

Santi Trimarchi, Frederik H W Jonker, James B. Froehlich, Gilbert R. Upchurch, Frans L. Moll, Bart E. Muhs, Vincenzo Rampoldi, Himanshu J. Patel, Kim A. Eagle

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Abstract

Background: Increasing aortic diameter is thought to be an important risk factor for acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD). However, some patients develop ABAD in the absence of aortic dilatation. In this report, we sought to characterize ABAD patients who presented with a descending thoracic aortic diameter

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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