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By John Elefteriades

Protecting the pathophysiology, imaging, prognosis, and therapy of quite a few aortic aneurysms and dissections, this resource is helping physicians successfully learn and overview affected members in medical or emergency care settings. providing a big selection of illustrations, x-rays, and operative photos to stress key anatomic observations, this advisor comprises state of the art perception at the most modern biologic, radiologic, scientific, and surgical advancements that experience taken position within the box. awarded in a reader-friendly layout, this resource presents end-of-chapter questions and a point-counterpoint structure to research differing views from popular specialists on those ailments. The Q

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Many cases of type B dissection actually reveal a stable clinical course once the acute phase has passed, under conservative management (including Figure 7 Statistics from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection show that mortality of medical treatment of type A dissection is extremely high both in-hospital and during follow-up and clearly surpasses mortality of type B dissection during a median follow-up of 357 days. Swift surgical repair is much more rewarding for patients with type A dissection than for type B dissection in whom the most beneficial therapy is still unresolved and under debate.

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