Aortic diameter ≥5.5 cm is not a good predictor of type A aortic dissection: Observations from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD)

Linda A. Pape, Thomas T. Tsai, Eric M. Isselbacher, Jae K. Oh, Patrick T. O'Gara, Arturo Evangelista, Rossella Fattori, Gabriel Meinhardt, Santi Trimarchi, Eduardo Bossone, Toru Suzuki, Jeanna V. Cooper, James B. Froehlich, Christoph A. Nienaber, Kim A. Eagle

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Abstract

BACKGROUND - Studies of aortic aneurysm patients have shown that the risk of rupture increases with aortic size. However, few studies of acute aortic dissection patients and aortic size exist. We used data from our registry of acute aortic dissection patients to better understand the relationship between aortic diameter and type A dissection. METHODS AND RESULTS - We examined 591 type A dissection patients enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection between 1996 and 2005 (mean age, 60.8 years). Maximum aortic diameters averaged 5.3 cm; 349 (59%) patients had aortic diameters

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1127
Number of pages8
JournalCirculation
Volume116
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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