Aortic medial elastic fiber loss in acute ascending aortic dissection.


The cause of acute aortic dissection continues to be debated. One school of thought suggests that underlying aortic medial cystic necrosis is the common denominator. The purpose of the present study was to determine if there was loss and, if so, how much loss of medial elastic fibers in the ascending aorta in patients with acute aortic dissection with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.09.005


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