The distance of the primary intimal tear from the left subclavian artery predicts aortic growth in uncomplicated type B aortic dissection

Jesse A. Codner, Xiaoying Lou, Yazan M. Duwayri, Edward P. Chen, Jose N. Binongo, Rena Moon, William D. Jordan, Bradley G. Leshnower
2018 Journal of Vascular Surgery  
Controversy exists about the optimal treatment of acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection (auTBAD). Optimal medical therapy (OMT) provides excellent short-term outcomes, but long-term results are poor. Ideally, auTBAD patients who will fail to respond to OMT in the chronic phase could be identified and undergo thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The purpose of this study was to identify radiographic predictors of auTBAD patients who will fail to respond to OMT.
doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2018.05.245 pmid:30292615 pmcid:PMC6408691 fatcat:hodm3bo74jh6rbc2edcme4cecy