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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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CONTRERAS ZUNIGA, Eduardo et al. Diseccion aórtica: estado actual. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.1, pp.19-27. ISSN 1409-4142.

Abstract Aortic dissection: state of the art Acute dissection is the most common disease of the thoracic aorta and it is two or three times more frequent than the rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm; if it is not treated properly, it has a mortality rate of 90% to three months. In recent years, much progress has been made in timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, both medical and surgical management, with significant reduction in mortality. Its incidence is increasing in industrialized countries, perhaps even being undervalued, because of the large number of patients who die before they reach a definitive diagnosis.

Keywords : aortic dissection; aortic arch; ascending aorta.

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