Risk factors for secondary dilatation of the aorta after acute type A aortic dissection.


OBJECTIVES Prompt diagnosis of subsequent dilatation of the dissected aorta is crucial to reduce late mortality in these patients. This study focuses on risk factors for dilatation of the aorta after type A aortic dissection (AADA) affecting a normal-sized or slightly dilated aorta. METHODS Overall 531 CT scans were analysed. Patients were included in the… (More)


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