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Document covering acute and chronic aortic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta of the adult.
In addition to coronary and peripheral artery diseases, aortic diseases contribute to the wide spectrum of arterial diseases: aortic aneurysms, acute aortic syndromes (AAS) including aortic dissection (AD), intramural haematoma (IMH), penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) and traumatic aortic injury (TAI), pseudoaneurysm, aortic rupture, atherosclerotic and inflammatory affections, as well as genetic diseases (e.g. Marfan syndrome) and congenital abnormalities including the coarctation of the aorta (CoA).
The normal and the ageing aorta
Assessment of the aorta
Acute thoracic aortic syndromes
Genetic diseases affecting the aorta
Atherosclerotic lesions of the aorta
Long-term follow-up of aortic diseases
Gaps in evidence
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