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Acute aortic dissection: An update.
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PMID:  22632884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aorta, which has a complex intrinsic biology and sophisticated mechanical properties for conducting the blood ejected from the left ventricle to the rest of the systemic arterial bed, is the largest and strongest artery in the body. It carries roughly 200 million liters of blood in an average lifetime. Any process that undermines the architecture threatens the structure, stability, and functionality of the aorta. In this regard, acute aortic dissection (AAD) requires special attention because it is the most catastrophic acute illness of the aorta; it has high morbidity and mortality because of potentially fatal complications. AAD has, therefore, become an important topic of recent research, and knowledge about this disease has improved during the past few years. Up-to-date knowledge about the natural history, epidemiology, presentation, physiopathology, evolution, management, follow-up, and long-term outcomes of AAD are summarized in this review.
Iván Alejandro De León Ayala; Ying-Fu Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1607-551X     ISO Abbreviation:  Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960562     Medline TA:  Kaohsiung J Med Sci     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-305     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Faculty of Medicine, San Carlos Guatemala University, Guatemala.
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