Through thick and thin collagen fibrils, stress, and aortic rupture: another piece in the jigsaw.


This century has seen a leap forward in both treatment and understanding of the molecular and pathogenetic mechanisms underlying aortic dissection. The advantages of endovascular stenting are becoming obvious, and results from the Investigation of Stent Grafts in Patients With Type B Aortic Dissection (INSTEAD) trial are pending.1 Molecular and pathogenetic… (More)