Managing the Aorta: from Aneurysm Screening to Acute Dissection

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018


10:00am to 11:00am (EST)

Program Description 

The goal of “Managing the Aorta: From Aneurysm Screening to Acute Dissection” is to educate clinicians globally leading to improved patient care and better outcomes for patients with an aortic dissection, a tear in the inner lining of the aorta. This tear allows blood to flow through the walls of the aorta rather than remaining in the central channel (lumen). The two major types of aortic dissection, type A and type B, are defined by the location of the tear. Our expert panel will be comprised of; Drs. Virendra I. Patel and Hiroo Takayama, and Annie Yu, NP. They will be discussing the clinical challenges as well as the various treatment options and their efficacy. Attendee participation and interaction will be facilitated through Q&A.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, emergency physicians, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, primary care physicians, and interventional radiologists. Please encourage your trainees to view the webinar as they receive a 95% rating for residency training views.

Educational Needs Assessment 

With the advance of the TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic repair), the management of aortic dissection, type A and B, acute and chronic, has been rapidly evolving. In acute type B dissection, early TEVAR therapy has been introduced based on the encouraging results of the clinical trials. The management of chronic dissection with aortic aneurysm remains complex; however, again, role of TEVAR has been increasing. In the setting of these evolutional management changes, open surgical repair of acute type A aortic dissection is also changing. This program will explore the current standard of care as well as examine the new treatment options.   

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, the attendees will be able to:

  • Define the current clinical challenges with aortic dissection.
  • Identify the different treatment options and their efficacy.