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Crit Care Clin. 2007 Oct;23(4):779-800, vi.

Acute aortic dissection.

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St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA. desikan.kamalakannan@stjohn.org

Abstract

Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic illness with high mortality. Significant advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and management have been made since the first reported case of aortic dissection 3 centuries ago. This comprehensive review discusses the pathophysiology, classification, clinical manifestations, early diagnosis, and management of this important cardiovascular emergency.

PMID:
17964363
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2007.07.002
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