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Contemporary Management of Acute and Chronic Aortic Dissections

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue Editors
Edward Choke Tieng Chek, MBBS, PhD
Department of General Surgery (Vascular Surgery), Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: acute and chronic aortic dissections; aortic aneurysms; arteriovenous malformation (avm)
Jia Sheng Tay, MBBS
Department of General Surgery (Vascular Surgery), Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: acute and chronic aortic dissections; aortic aneurysms
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Aortic dissection, although rare in incidence at an estimated 5 to 30 cases per 1 million people per year, remains the most common catastrophic aortic emergency. Mortality rates are high without expert management. Surgery is definitively indicated for aortic dissections involving the aortic root or ascending aorta. However, the historical dogma of optimal medical therapy for uncomplicated aortic dissections distal to the left subclavian artery has recently been challenged with advances in endovascular techniques as these have promise in achieving good short to mid-term outcomes in various subsets of patients. 

With improved understanding of the biomechanics of the aorta and data from multiple studies with long follow-up periods, refinements in patient selection, surgical and endovascular techniques, device engineering and deployment have been realized. Endovascular stent-grafting with a proximal landing zone in the ascending aorta or aortic arch is now achievable with a variety of fenestrated, branched, custom, and even off-the-shelf devices when innovatively combined with debranching techniques. 

We invite experts in the field to contribute comprehensive reviews (3000 to 5000 words) for inclusion in this Special Issue covering the contemporary management of acute and chronic aortic dissection. Topics can include, but are not limited to, 
-    acute and chronic aortic dissections, 
-    complicated and uncomplicated aortic dissections, 
-    parallel graft and TEVAR including TEVAR with aortic debranching, spinal cord ischaemia in TEVAR, 
-    and fenestrated/branched/custom TEVAR devices. 

Assoc. Prof. Edward Choke Tieng Chek and Dr. Jia Sheng Tay
Guest Editors

aortic dissection
acute aortic dissection
chronic aortic dissection
stanford classification aortic dissection
DeBakey classification aortic dissection
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