Chronic beta-blocker therapy improves outcome and reduces treatment costs in chronic type B aortic dissection.

@article{Genoni2001ChronicBT,
  title={Chronic beta-blocker therapy improves outcome and reduces treatment costs in chronic type B aortic dissection.},
  author={Michele Genoni and Matthias Paul and Rolf Jenni and Kirk Graves and Burkhardt Seifert and Marko Turina},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={606-10}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the medical treatment of chronic type B aortic dissection with beta-blockers versus other antihypertensive treatments in terms of their requirement for surgical intervention and treatment costs. METHODS Case records of the 130 patients treated for aortic dissection type B in this unit between 1988 and 1997 were reviewed. Seventy-eight of 130 patients with chronic dissection have received isolated medical treatment. Seventy-one of 78 patients were discharged alive. Fifty… CONTINUE READING

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