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Intensive lipid lowering with simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis.
BACKGROUND Hyperlipidemia has been suggested as a risk factor for stenosis of the aortic valve, but lipid-lowering studies have had conflicting results. METHODS We conducted a randomized,Expand
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Expert consensus document on the treatment of descending thoracic aortic disease using endovascular stent-grafts.
Between 43,000 and 47,000 people die annually in the United States from diseases of the aorta and its branches and continues to increase. For the thoracic aorta, these diseases are increasinglyExpand
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Acute aortic dissection: perspectives from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD).
Acute aortic dissection is a rare but deadly disease first described over 200 years ago by the physician to the late King George II on necropsy. Over the ensuing 2 centuries, the understanding of theExpand
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Characterizing the young patient with aortic dissection: results from the International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD).
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to better characterize the young patient with aortic dissection (AoD). BACKGROUND Aortic dissection is unusual in young patients, and frequently associatedExpand
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Intramural hematoma of the aorta: predictors of progression to dissection and rupture.
BACKGROUND Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is a variant of overt aortic dissection. The predictors of progression of IMH to dissection and rupture are still unknown, and strategies for managementExpand
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Endovascular Repair of Type B Aortic Dissection: Long-term Results of the Randomized Investigation of Stent Grafts in Aortic Dissection Trial
Background—Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) represents a therapeutic concept for type B aortic dissection. Long-term outcomes and morphology after TEVAR for uncomplicated dissection areExpand
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Aortic dissection: new frontiers in diagnosis and management: Part I: from etiology to diagnostic strategies.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in most Western societies and is increasing steadily in many developing countries. Aortic diseases constitute an emerging share of the burden. NewExpand
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Interdisciplinary expert consensus document on management of type B aortic dissection.
An expert multidisciplinary panel in the treatment of type B aortic dissection reviewed available literature to develop treatment algorithms using a consensus method. Data from 63 studies publishedExpand
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Management of acute aortic syndromes.
Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) is a modern term to describe interrelated emergency aortic conditions with similar clinical characteristics and challenges. These conditions include aortic dissection,Expand
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Randomized Comparison of Strategies for Type B Aortic Dissection: The INvestigation of STEnt Grafts in Aortic Dissection (INSTEAD) Trial
Background— Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) represents a novel concept for type B aortic dissection. Although life-saving in acute emergencies, outcomes and survival of TEVAR in stableExpand
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