Type A acute aortic dissection (TA-AAD) is a catastrophic condition for which emergency surgery is the mainstay of therapy. Surgical treatment of TA-AAD is centered on excision of the proximal intimal tear, replacement of the ascending aorta and re-establishment of a dominant flow in the distal true lumen. In patients who survive surgery, a dissected distal and/or proximal aorta remains, posing a risk of subsequent aneurysmal degeneration, rupture and malperfusion, and secondary extensive interventions are often required. However, knowledge regarding the risk factors of progression of residual aortic dissection is limited, and no well-defined recommendations for clinical and imaging follow-up have been generated thus far. The aim of this paper is to review and discuss on the current evidence and controversies on the long-term management of patients operated on for TA-AAD.

Follow-up after surgical treatment of type A acute aortic dissection: current evidence and controversies

Di Eusanio M.
2020

Abstract

Type A acute aortic dissection (TA-AAD) is a catastrophic condition for which emergency surgery is the mainstay of therapy. Surgical treatment of TA-AAD is centered on excision of the proximal intimal tear, replacement of the ascending aorta and re-establishment of a dominant flow in the distal true lumen. In patients who survive surgery, a dissected distal and/or proximal aorta remains, posing a risk of subsequent aneurysmal degeneration, rupture and malperfusion, and secondary extensive interventions are often required. However, knowledge regarding the risk factors of progression of residual aortic dissection is limited, and no well-defined recommendations for clinical and imaging follow-up have been generated thus far. The aim of this paper is to review and discuss on the current evidence and controversies on the long-term management of patients operated on for TA-AAD.
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