Acute aortic dissection

Desikan Kamalakannan, Howard S Rosman, Kim A Eagle
Critical Care Clinics 2007, 23 (4): 779-800, vi
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.

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