Predictors of aortic growth in uncomplicated type B aortic dissection

Guido H W Van Bogerijen, Jip L. Tolenaar, Vincenzo Rampoldi, Frans L. Moll, Joost A. Van Herwaarden, Frederik H W Jonker, Kim A. Eagle, Santi Trimarchi

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Background Patients with uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) generally can be treated with conservative medical management. However, these patients may develop aortic enlargement during follow-up, with the risk for rupture, which necessitates intervention. Several predictors have been studied in recent years to identify ABAD patients at high risk for aortic enlargement who may benefit from early surgical or endovascular intervention. This study systematically reviewed and summarized the current available literature on prognostic variables related to aortic enlargement during follow-up in uncomplicated ABAD patients. Methods Studies were included if they reported predictors of aortic growth in uncomplicated ABAD patients. Studies about type A aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, intramural hematoma, or ABAD that required acute intervention were excluded. Results A total of 18 full-text articles were selected. The following predictors of aortic growth in ABAD patients were identified: age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1143
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Van Bogerijen, G. H. W., Tolenaar, J. L., Rampoldi, V., Moll, F. L., Van Herwaarden, J. A., Jonker, F. H. W., Eagle, K. A., & Trimarchi, S. (2014). Predictors of aortic growth in uncomplicated type B aortic dissection. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 59(4), 1134-1143.