Management of acute aortic syndromes from initial presentation to definitive treatment

Christopher K. Mehta*, Andre Y. Son, Matthew C. Chia, Ashley N. Budd, Bradley D. Allen, Patricia Vassallo, Andrew W. Hoel, William J. Brady, Jose V. Nable

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: Acute aortic syndromes comprise a spectrum of diseases including aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers. Early diagnosis, rapid intervention, and multidisciplinary team care are vital to efficiently manage time-sensitive aortic emergencies, mobilize appropriate resources, and optimize clinical outcomes. Objective: This comprehensive review outlines the multidisciplinary team approach from initial presentation to definitive interventional treatment and post-operative care. Discussion: Acute aortic syndromes can be life-threatening and require prompt diagnosis and aggressive initiation of blood pressure and pain control to prevent subsequent complications. Early time to diagnosis and intervention are associated with improved outcomes. Conclusions: A multidisciplinary team can help promptly diagnose and manage aortic syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
StatePublished - Jan 2022


  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic syndromes
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Vascular surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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