ATAAD and TBAD (involving the ascending and descending aorta, respectively) are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Patients often present emergently in critical condition. Health care clinicians across different specialties encounter aortic dissection, and initial management is important to patient survival and long-term outcome.1,2 This article summarizes 2 guidelines on initial management and stabilization of patients presenting with ATAAD or TBAD.
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Corresponding Author: Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD, MS, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, 330 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: February 16, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.0265
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Vallabhajosyula reported advisory board membership with Terumo Corp. No other disclosures were reported.
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