Multidisciplinary management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection
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Lee Kirksey, MD presents a Tall Rounds on treatment of acute aortic dissection, a condition that requires a multidisciplinary rapid response treatment team. A case presentation is followed by a presentations covering triage and management in the ICU, optimal imaging techniques, of pathogenesis, presentation and medical management; diagnostic testing including echo, MRI and PET; new dissection classification guidelines from SVS/STS and lessons learned by the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD). Next, treatment options are presented included open surgery, endovascular repair, and evolving strategies. This is followed by a discussion of management issues in this patient population.