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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Symptomatic patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm

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Surgical aneurysm repair: recommendations for symptomatic patients with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Class I  
  1. Patients with symptoms suggestive of expansion of a thoracic aneurysm should be evaluated for prompt surgical intervention unless life expectancy from comorbid conditions is limited or quality of life is substantially impaired. (LOE: C)