Endovascular repair or best medical treatment: what is the optimal management of uncomplicated Type-B acute aortic dissection?

María Elena Arnáiz-García, José María González-Santos, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Javier Arnáiz


Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threating condition considered one of the most catastrophic pathologies affecting the aorta and nowadays its management represents a clinical challenge. The most common presentation of AAD is chest and/or back pain. Factors such as age, male, gender, and aortic wall structural abnormalities are main risk factors implied in the development of aortic dissection.