AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease (2010)

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Commentary by Reed E. Pyeritz, MD, PhD

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Acute surgical management pathway for AoD

Identify patients at risk for acute AoD 3

Consider acute AoD in all patients presenting with:

  • Chest, back, or abdominal pain
  • Syncope
  • Symptoms consistent with perfusion deficit
  • (i.e. CNS, mesenteric, myocardial, or limb ischernia)