Article Abstract

The current evidence on diagnosis and treatment of acute aortic syndrome

Authors: Shintaro Minegishi, Hiroki Watanabe, Nobuyuki Horita, Yuji Shibata, Takeshi Kaneko, Tomoaki Ishigami

Abstract

In their article titled “Acute Aortic Dissection and Intramural Hematoma: A Systematic Review” Mussa et al. highlight the important evidence on diagnosis and treatment of acute aortic syndrome (AAS) (1). AAS describes the presentation of patients with one of a number of life threatening aortic pathologies, including aortic dissection (AD), intramural hematoma (IMH), and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU).