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Classification of acute type a dissection: focus on clinical presentation and extent.
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PMID:  20615719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Recent advances in the management of acute Stanford type A dissection have highlighted the clinical importance of clinical presentation and extent of dissection. The Penn classification of type A clinical presentations is based on ischemic profiles that not only determine mortality but also influence management options. The extent of type A dissection as summarized by the DeBakey classification significantly determines the role of endovascular intervention in this important disease. We propose an integration of these three classifications of acute type A dissection as a framework for future advances in diagnosis, intervention and prognosis.
John G T Augoustides; Wilson Y Szeto; Nimesh D Desai; Alberto Pochettino; Albert T Cheung; Joseph S Savino; Joseph E Bavaria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Section, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Dulles 680, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283, USA.
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