Call for a new classification system and treatment strategy in blunt aortic injury.

@article{Heneghan2016CallFA,
  title={Call for a new classification system and treatment strategy in blunt aortic injury.},
  author={Rachel E Heneghan and Shahram Aarabi and Elina Quiroga and Martin L. Gunn and Niten Singh and Benjamin Ware Starnes},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={171-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The current Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) classification scheme for blunt aortic injury (BAI) is descriptive but does not guide therapy. We propose a simplified classification scheme based on our robust experience with BAI that is descriptive and guides therapy. METHODS Patients presenting with BAI between January 1999 and September 2014 were identified from our institution's trauma registry. We divided patients into eras by time. Era 1: before the first United States Food and… CONTINUE READING

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