Management of Type B Aortic Dissection: Takeaways from the STS/AATS Guideline

In this episode of the STS Webinar Series, a panel comprising several coauthors of the STS/AATS Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Type B Aortic Dissection discuss the key takeaways from this comprehensive, up-to-date summary of the state of the evidence. Discussion topics include: optimal medical therapy as the recommended treatment for patients with uncomplicated TBAD; thoracic endovascular aortic repair for patients with complicated hyperacute, acute, or subacute TBADs and favorable anatomy; and conditions under which open surgical repair is the preferred treatment option, including for patients with connective tissue disorders.

Moderator: 

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

Panelists: 

Edward P. Chen, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, ND
    
Thomas G. Gleason, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
    
Dawn S. Hui, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
    
Himanshu J. Patel, MD
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI