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Aortic Perforation and Ascending Dissection Due to Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Implantation in Cardiac Surgery (JACC: Case Reports August 2022)
Aortic Perforation and Ascending Dissection Due to Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Implantation in Cardiac Surgery

 

Aortic dissection is part of the family of acute aortic syndromes, the most common life-threatening aortic pathology. Early recognition with a high index of suspicion, correct clinical evaluation, and correlation with biomarkers and imaging studies are the cornerstone of the diagnostic algorithm. Early treatment includes effective control of blood pressure and heart rate, avoiding dissection expansion, and end-organ malperfusion. Surgical treatment of Stanford A aortic dissection remains the strategy of choice; on the other hand, medical and endovascular therapy is indicated in patients with a compromise of the descending aorta in its thoracic and abdominal segments. The recognition of risk factors that complicate this clinical condition must be disseminated, and the indication of endovascular therapy at the appropriate time is essential for the success of the intervention.

JACC: Case Reports
Editor-in-Chief 
Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC

CME Editor 
Nadeen N. Faza, MD, FACC

Authors
Francisco Javier González Ruiz, MD

 

Important Dates

Date of Release: August 3, 2022
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: August 2, 2023

 

 

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 02, 2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 ECME Credit
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