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What is the best treatment for dissecting aortic aneurysm?
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Dr. Steven Gerndt
Surgery - Thoracic
6 doctors agree
In brief: Hospitalization
Acute dissection of an aortic aneurysm in the chest requires emergency care.
There are different types, but dissection of an ascending aortic aneurysm will fatal over 90% of the time in hours to days unless treated with emergency surgery. Acute dissection of the descending aorta may be treated with surgery or medical care depending on the circumstances, but always requires hospitalization.

In brief: Hospitalization
Acute dissection of an aortic aneurysm in the chest requires emergency care.
There are different types, but dissection of an ascending aortic aneurysm will fatal over 90% of the time in hours to days unless treated with emergency surgery. Acute dissection of the descending aorta may be treated with surgery or medical care depending on the circumstances, but always requires hospitalization.
Dr. Steven Gerndt
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on
Location. Ascending aortic dissection usually needs surgery.
Descending aortic dissection can be managed medically. Keep BP under control. Some need surgery or stent graft placement.

In brief: Depends on
Location. Ascending aortic dissection usually needs surgery.
Descending aortic dissection can be managed medically. Keep BP under control. Some need surgery or stent graft placement.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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