By John Elefteriades
Overlaying the pathophysiology, imaging, analysis, and remedy of various aortic aneurysms and dissections, this resource is helping physicians successfully learn and assessment affected members in medical or emergency care settings. supplying a wide range of illustrations, x-rays, and operative photos to stress key anatomic observations, this consultant includes state-of-the-art perception at the most up-to-date biologic, radiologic, medical, and surgical advancements that experience taken position within the box. awarded in a reader-friendly layout, this resource offers end-of-chapter questions and a point-counterpoint structure to research differing views from well known specialists on those illnesses. The Q
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CLASSIFICATION WITH PROGNOSTIC IMPACT Proximal vs. Distal Dissection Anatomic classification is important for both therapy and prognostic assessment. The involvement of the proximal or ascending aorta in the dissection process may be accompanied by complications such as new onset of aortic valve regurgitation, pericardial effusion, hypotension, shock, syncope, or a widening mediastinum. These clinical features prior to surgery are associated with a significantly elevated in-hospital death rate (Fig.