Acute Aortic Dissection Top 10

Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon but highly lethal condition. With modern diagnostic and therapeutic surgical, endovascular, and medical therapies, there is new hope for many of these patients. In this Top 10 exercise, we identify the important diagnostic and therapeutic options for many patients.

You will learn:

  • To identify patients based on risk factors and presenting clinical characteristics.
  • To describe the current classification systems and the clinical implications of the type and extent of aortic dissection.
  • To enumerate the typical complications of aortic dissection and to identify complications clinically.

Author(s): Michael Ragosta III, MD

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Credit hours: .5

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.