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Treatment of Acute Aortic Dissection in the Current Era: from Early Diagnosis, Treatment to Rehabilitation Pathways

Submission deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Francesco Onorati, MD, PhD
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Verona Medical School, Verona, Italy
    Interests: Adult cardiac surgery; Aortic dissection; Cardiac transplantation; Mechanical assisting devices; Mitral valve repair; Aortic valve therapies (surgery and transcatheter); Cardiopulmonary bypass; Cardioplegia; Coronary artery bypass grafting; Heart failure
  • Igor Vendramin, MD
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy
    Interests: Aortic surgery: valve sparing; Arch replacement; Circulatory arrest; Heart transplantation; Minimally invasive surgery: mitral and aortic valves; Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Despite advances during the last decade in the early diagnosis, surgical treatment, and perioperative care of patients developing acute aortic dissection (AAD), the disease still carries a high risk of mortality, major morbidity, and chronic disability in the early to long-term follow-up. Several surgical techniques have been implemented in the past decades. Similarly, several genetic domains or familial linkages predisposing to the disease have been highlighted. Different radiological tools and biomarkers have been suggested to improve early diagnosis. Several intensive care protocols have been popularized to reduce the ongoing multi-organ damage developing after onset of aortic dissection, as well as to heal the ischemia-reperfusion multiorgan damage occurring with surgery. Despite that, however, the disease still has an incidence of 12% to 50% in recent experiences.

The Special Issue, “Treatment of acute aortic dissection in the current era: from early diagnosis, treatment to rehabilitation pathways” will collect high-quality original research papers and comprehensive reviews on recent advances in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of patients developing this severe disease. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Genetics and epigenetics of AAD
  • Early diagnostic tools (radiology, cardiology, biochemistry)
  • Preoperative risk factors of mortality and/or major morbidity in surgery for AAD, with a special emphasis on futility
  • Surgical outcome of AAD (type A, type B, type non-A non-B)
  • Original techniques in surgery for AAD
  • Outcome of the frozen elephant trunk technique
  • Endovascular treatment of AAD
  • Conductance of cardiopulmonary bypass and circulatory arrest during AAD
  • Outcome of de-branching techniques/approaches
  • Perioperative care of patients operated on for AAD
  • Rehabilitation of patients after surgery and/or major morbidity following AAD

Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue will be subjected to stringent selection criteria to ensure the privileged position of accepted contributions. Those that fail to pass this selection will be considered for publication in RCM as regular contributions.

Prof. Francesco Onorati

Guest Editor

Acute aortic dissection
Type A aortic dissection
Type B aortic dissection
Non-A non-B aortic dissection
Aortic arch surgery
Acute aortic syndrome
Syndromic and non-syndromic aortic syndromes
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