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Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2014 June;21(2):71-4

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Medical therapy for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection: it is best for most

Garg K., Fakiha A., Wang Z., Mussa F. F.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA


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Management of uncomplicated type B aortic dissection is traditionally medical with aggressive blood pressure management. However, a significant cohort of these medically managed patients develop the need for late intervention, contributing to long-term morbidity and mortality. While medical therapy remains best for most, evidence continues to mount supporting early intervention in subgroups of patients with certain anatomic characteristics and comorbidities.

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