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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

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