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Aortic Diseases

Diseases of the Aorta
Cardiovascular Surgery
Acute Cardiac Care

Date of Publication: 2014
Chairpersons: Victor Aboyans and Raimund Erbel

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Tables of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The normal and the ageing aorta
  • Assessment of the aorta
    • Clinical examination
    • Laboratory testing
    • Imaging
    • Assessment of aortic stiffness
  • Acute thoracic aortic syndromes
    • Definition and classification
    • Acute aortic dissection
    • Intramural haematomia
    • Penetrating aortic ulcer
    • Aortic pseudo-aneurysm
    • (Contained) rupture of aortic aneurysm
    • Traumatic aortic injury
    • Latrogenic aortic dissection
  • Aortic aneurysms
    • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Genetic diseases affecting the aorta
    • Chromosomal and inherited syndromic thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissection
    • Aortic diseases associated with bicuspid aortic valve
    • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Atherosclerotic lesions of the aorta
    • Thrombo-embolic aortic disease
    • Mobile aortic thrombosis
    • Atherosclerotic aortic occlusion
    • Calcified aorta
    • Coral reef aorta
  • Aortitis
  • Aortic tumours
  • Long-term follow-up of aortic diseases
    • Chronic aortic dissection
    • Follow-up after thoracic aortic intervention
    • Follow-up of patients after intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysm