Acute Aortic Disease

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John Elefteriades
CRC Press, Mar 23, 2007 - Medical - 400 pages
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Covering the pathophysiology, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of aortic aneurysms and dissections, this source helps physicians effectively examine and evaluate affected individuals in clinical or emergency care settings. Offering a wide array of illustrations, x-rays, and operative photographs to emphasize key anatomic observations, this guide contains cutting-edge insight on the latest biologic, radiologic, clinical, and surgical developments that have taken place in the field. Presented in a reader-friendly format, this source provides end-of-chapter questions and a point-counterpoint format to analyze differing perspectives from renowned experts on these diseases. The Q & A and counterpoint involve the reader in an interactive interchange by opinion leaders.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Classification of Aortic Dissection
1
Clinical Diagnosis of The Great Masquerader
29
Chest XRay Echo Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging
39
Symptoms Signs and Images
67
Incidence Prevalence and Trends
89
Chapter 6 Genetic Basis of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
99
Chapter 7 Mechanical Properties of the Aorta6 cm Is Special
125
Chapter 8 Matrix Metalloproteinases in Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
131
Chapter 13 Treatment of Ruptured Aortic Aneurysms
205
Antiimpulse Therapy
229
A Primer
251
Chapter 16 Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Stent Grafting in Acute Aortic Catastrophes
269
Clinical Reality and Future Prospects
309
Chapter 18 Legal Considerations in Acute Aortic Diseases
331
Molecular Diagnosis Enhanced Imaging MolecularBased Conventional Drugs and Gene Therapy
347
Chapter 20 The Key Lessons of This BookIn a Nutshell
353

Chapter 9 Inflammation and Remodeling in the Thoracic Aorta
147
Chapter 10 Weight Lifting and Aortic Dissection
161
How Does Dissection Pick a Date Time and Moment to Occur?
169
Etiology Pathogenesis and EvidenceBased Decision Making for Surgical Intervention
173

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