Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2010 • VOLUME 16 • №2

ACUTE THORACIC AORTIC PATHOLOGY IN PRACTICE OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON

Sorokin V.A.
Centre for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery,
Heart Institute of the National University Hospital,
Singapore

Acute thoracic aortic pathology is a relatively new term. The experience gained in treatment of thoracic aorta pathology has shown the importance of early diagnosis of the disease of this localization. Improved resolution of modern diagnostic medical equipment has made it possible to recognize early forms of aortic lesions and accordingly to optimize management of this cohort of patients. The present article is based on the review of the pertinent literature, summarizing the data on aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical patterns, and present-day therapeutic strategy employed in the three most frequently encountered forms of an acute aortic lesion, i. e., aortic dissection, aortic intramural haematoma, and penetratin atherosclerotic ulcer of the aortic wall.

KEY WORDS: acute aortic syndrome, aortic dissection, intramural haematoma, penetrating ulcer of the aortic wall.

P. 112-119

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