Search Tag: aortic dissection

ICU Management

#EuSEM18: Think aorta! Spreading the word on aortic dissection

2018 18 Sep

Aortic dissection is a rare but life-threatening condition that needs to be recognised in the emergency department. It can be fatal if missed. In the UK incidence is 2-3/100,000 per year. It is the commonest cardiac surgical emergency and affects working age people. Without intervention most will die within one month. The European Society of Emergency... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Surgical Techniques for Aortic Dissection

2017 13 Jun

A new study shows improved patient outcomes with extensive repair of aortic dissection. Findings are published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta which causes the inner and middle layers of the aorta to separate. Type A aortic dissection is one of the riskiest operations in cardiothoracic surgery.... Read more

ICU Management

Improved Survival Rates in Aortic Dissection

2014 07 Nov

Hospitalisation rates for aortic dissection (AD) have remained stable, although survival rates have improved particularly in patients undergoing surgical repair, according to a new study reported in the November 2014 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes . Researchers examined US inpatient Medicare data from 2000 to 2011 to determine... Read more

Cardiology Management

ESC 2014: New Aortic Diseases Guidelines

2014 03 Sep

The 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases offer a comprehensive discussion of the acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in adult patients. The document fills the gap between multiple ESC Guidelines on different heart conditions and on peripheral artery diseases published in 2011, according to... Read more