Diagnosis in the Early Phase of Aortic Dissection

  • S. Klugmann
  • A. Alberti
  • F. Faletra
  • A. Rampoldi
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Aortic dissection is an emergency with an extremely high early mortality, time dependent (1–2% per hour) if not treated [1]. Survival however can be significantly improved by an appropriate therapy, medical or surgical. A prompt diagnosis therefore is mandatory in the treatment of this disease [2].


Aortic Dissection Transesophageal Echocardiography False Lumen Acute Aortic Dissection Intimal Flap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Klugmann
    • 1
  • A. Alberti
    • 1
  • F. Faletra
    • 1
  • A. Rampoldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of HaemodynamicsCa’Granda-Niguarda HospitalMilanItaly

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