"Mount Sinai Researchers Conclude Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection Need Early Intervention"
New research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows that in patients who suffer from acute type B aortic dissection (tear in the aorta), certain features should prompt early intervention with a stent graft to repair the torn aorta. Gilbert Tang, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rami Tadros, MD, associate professor, surgery, vascular surgery and radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai wrote, “This topic is very important given once the tear of the aortic becomes chronic it becomes harder to treat successfully. Our review article has provided a concise summary of what one should do.” They added, “If you have a condition called "aortic dissection" you should be followed up by a vascular surgeon and cardiac surgeon at a center of excellence who can jointly manage your condition. Without treatment a portion of these patients can deteriorate and reduce their life expectancies.”
— Gilbert Tang, MD, Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Structural Heart Program, Mount Sinai Health System
—Rami O. Tadros, MD, Associate Professor, Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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