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Practice Guideline Track on Aortic Disease

Guidelines into Practice

Diseases of the Aorta
Acute Cardiac Care
CV Surgery - Aorta

Contributor:  Special thanks to Eduardo Bossone from The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Based on the 2014 ESC Guidelines on Aortic Diseases

Webinars on this topic

 2016 ESC webinar on "Aortic disease: using the ESC Guidelines to solve clinical problems" Watch the recording.

2015 ESC webinar on "Acute aortic diseases: how to diagnose and manage according to the new ESC Guidelines" Watch the recording.


Part 1 - Overview of the 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases

Session title Slides  Webcast
Thoracic aorta aneurysm and genetic aortic diseases    
Introduction and general aspects     
Aortic diseases     
Acute aortic syndromes    
Abdominal aorta aneurysm    
ESC Guidelines 2014 overview/Aortic Diseases    


Part 2: Topics in focus

Topic:  Aorta, peripheral arterial and venous surgery

Thoracic aortic disease: from screening to treatment

Session Title  Slides Webcast
Agreement in ascending aorta diameter measurement by multimodality imaging. Clinical implications.    
Association of long-term mortality with low platelet counts and high D-dimer level on admission in patients with Stanford type A or type B aortic dissection.    
Clinical implications of different morphotypes in long-term evolution of type B acute aortic syndromes.    
Treatment patterns and it's outcomes of acute aortic intramural hematoma in real would ; Daegu aortic hematoma registry data.    
Annual aortic root diameter increase: prophylactic surgical indication in ascending aortic aneurysm.    
Revival of an old strategy based on the hybrid operating room concept: is coronary angiography indicated for type A aortic dissection?    
Family screening for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection in Polish patients.    


Topic: Aortic valve disease

Bicuspid aortic valve disease: an overlooked condition

Session Title  Slides Webcast
Prevalence and aetiology.     
Haemodynamic consequences.     
Associated aortopathy - diagnosis and management.     
Associated cardiovascular conditions.