Epidemiology of Aortic Dissections – Understanding the Aortic Catastrophe

Authors

  • Ryan Gouveia e Melo Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal; Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8327-6384
  • Ruy Fernandes e Fernandes Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal; Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1619-8851
  • Daniel Caldeira Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal; Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2520-5673
  • Alice Lopes Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1957-7614
  • Mickael Henriques Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3470-8966
  • Tiago Magalhães Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1762-6603
  • Luís Mendes Pedro Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN), Lisboa, Portugal; Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Cardiovascular Center of the University of Lisbon (CCUL@RISE), Lisboa, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4310-9324

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48750/acv.499

Keywords:

Aortic dissection, Epidemiology, Review [Publication Type]

Abstract

Acute aortic dissections are unpredictable aortic catastrophes. Although significant recent improvements have been accomplished in the treatment and management of aortic dissections, a significant amount is still not fully understood regarding this deadly condition. Comprehension of aortic dissections is especially important due to the impact of the disease, since a lot of patients die before reaching the hospital and a significant number of the ones who do survive the initial event end up dying during follow-up. The epidemiology and disease characteristics of these conditions are still under investigation and not completely clear. In this article we aim to review the current knowledge on the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of aortic dissections.

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Gouveia e Melo R, Fernandes e Fernandes R, Caldeira D, Lopes A, Henriques M, Magalhães T, Mendes Pedro L. Epidemiology of Aortic Dissections – Understanding the Aortic Catastrophe. Angiol Cir Vasc [Internet]. 2023 May 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];19(1):33-7. Available from: https://acvjournal.com/index.php/acv/article/view/499

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